Blog Compares Common Core To New Math


Writing for the “Monkey Cage” blog of the Washington Post (6/17), Mark Palko discusses at length the “heated national debate” going on over the implementation of Common Core math standards, which he compares to “New Math” from the mid-20th century. Palko examines the changing geopolitical stage which led to the implementation of both programs, taking a generally critical tone and implying that the worries which caused the new educational programs may be somewhat overblown.