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Chapter 2: Developing Course Tools to Build the Instructional Program
“Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be. Custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.”
For 46 of the 50 states, the Common Core standards in Math and English Language Arts is no longer a matter of “whether” or “if”—it is a matter of “how.” And for many states, Science and Social Studies content standards have also been adopted to completely transform the curriculum. And despite the good intentions of the standards, the professional literature has continued to reflect concern about how they will be implemented—the old “dragging a ham bone through a pot of water doesn't make soup.” Simply claiming to have adopted the ...