California Officials Struggle To Find Best Common Core Instructional Materials

The Hechinger Report (10/18, Wingert) writes that while California has earmarked significant funding for districts to implement the Common Core Standards, “the tricky part is how to spend it.” The piece notes that the difficulty in choosing the best instructional materials “is complicated by the sheer volume of new products that claim to be aligned to the Common Core,” adding that a “multibillion-dollar industry of competing vendors” has arisen to offer “a dizzying array” of instructional products.