Group to Launch Free Online Reviews of Common-Core Materials - Curriculum Matters - Education Week

As a teacher, I lost count of how many times the question, "Did the neighboring school district like it?" represented the primary quality criteria for education programs and resources. Perhaps it's our decentralized way of structuring our education system, but often we find ourselves lacking in the quality control department. I'm happy to see that some third-party groups are organizing to provide reviews of Common Core-based materials. While the reviews themselves will vary in quality, I think this is an area where we can improve quickly and have some influence over what schools invest in.