A recent commentary discusses Common Core and its potential effects on what it means to be college-ready. Author Peter Berger voices concerns that the promise of Common Core to improve students’ preparedness for college may prove to be false assurances. Thus far, preliminary results have not proven promising despite the national curriculum provided for each grade level.
Berger also cautions against making remedial, or developmental, education credit-bearing. Students typically do not receive college credit for taking these courses, but the move to do so could give inaccurate or inflated rates of college-ready students. This, of course, will not change that dev ed will still be necessary for many postsecondary students.
Source: Rutland Herald