Now the gurus tell is that, alas after all, one size does fit all. How many of these folks are real teachers in real schools with real students?

Wishful mandating and voila, all students will, can, and want to meet the same standards–including students with “even the most severe cognitive disabilities.”=–according the the Common Core State Standards issued by CCSSO and NGA.

Really? How can this be? And how can standards possibly remain high enough to be meaningful to all students.

Am I missing something? It looks like common sense is replaced by ???? And who is manning the store for all students?

What’s special about one size fits all. I’m scratching my head. And you?

(common core standards for all students proposed)

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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