In just three years, 45 states adopted the Common Core State Standards. By that metric alone, one might argue that the Common Core was a huge success. But on this episode of The Report Card with https://www.aei.org/profile/nathaniel-n-malkus/ (Nat Malkus), https://www.brookings.edu/author/tom-loveless/ (Tom Loveless) and https://rossier.usc.edu/faculty/morgan-polikoff/ (Morgan Polikoff) argue that the Common Core has failed to move the needle on student learning and discuss the potential of standards-based reform going forward.

Read Tom and Morgan's recently released books on the Common Core and content standards:

https://www.hepg.org/hep-home/books/between-the-state-and-the-schoolhouse (Between the State and the Schoolhouse: Understanding the Failure of Common Core ) (Loveless, Harvard Education Press, 2021)

https://www.hepg.org/hep-home/books/beyond-standards (Beyond Standards: The Fragmentation of Education Governance and the Promise of Curriculum Reform) (Polikoff, Harvard Education Press, 2021)

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