About That Public Input...

A savvy reader points us to a document released yesterday from the NJ DOE, “Resolution to Adopt Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics,” specifically the following “whereas:”
WHEREAS, the Department has elicited extensive public input through regional feedback sessions, written comments, and electronic feedback submitted through its website;
Really? Extensive public input? We’re having vague recollections of promised stakeholder committees that never actually materialized. Must be some other extensive public input.

Whatever. The Common Core State Standards, coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers are apparently superior to our less illustrious NJ state standards. Implementation is a whole other story. Stay tuned.