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Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education (Harvard Education Letter Impact Series) Paperback – October 24, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1612501079 ISBN-10: 1612501079

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  • Series: Harvard Education Letter Impact Series
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Press (October 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612501079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612501079
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bob Rothman has written a thorough, detailed policy and political history of the standards movement, beginning with its origins and following right up to its apogee in the Common Core standards and then through to the early stages of national assessment development. More than a history, though, this book provides thoughtful analysis, appropriate cautions, and some well-considered advice on how this new era of standards may shape the future of U.S. public education. --Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Robert Rothman, a long-time education writer, has written extensively on standards and assessments. He is a senior fellow at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lee T. Jirovsky on February 22, 2013
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Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in Education by Robert Rothman is a insightful study on the topic.
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