Saturday, November 03, 2012

Profile of David Coleman, New Head of College Board

A nice profile of David Coleman, the new head of the College Board and the primary guy behind the Common Core Standards (by Dana Goldstein in The Atlantic):

David Coleman is an idealistic, poetry-loving, controversy-stoking Rhodes Scholar and a former McKinsey consultant who has determined, more than almost anyone else, what kids learn in American schools. His national curriculum standards and pending overhaul of the SAT have reignited a thorny national debate over how much we should expect from students and schools, and how much is out of their control.

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