Kay’s Writings | Happy with Standards

These pieces “Why Standards Matter,” “Happy Living in a Standards-Based World,” and “How Did We Get Here? The Road to National Common Standards,” describe the recent history and rationale for national higher level standards for all students and more challenging standards tests.

Also attached is NY Times columnist David Brooks’ defense of Common Core State Standards, April 2014:   “The new initiative is clearly superior to the old mess.”

Why Standards Matter

Happy Living in a Standards-Based World

How Did We Get Here The Road to National Common Standards

When the Circus Descends In Defense of the Common Core