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
About the Author
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.