The Campaign for High School Equity and the Alliance for Excellent Education yesterday presented a Webinar on “Implementing the Common Core State Standards to Achieve Equity.” A distinguished panel of guests urged the equity community to get involved in state discussions about adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We couldn’t agree more!
The Webinar provided a general primer on the Common Core standards and equity overall. Because of the broad nature of the topic, high schools were not addressed directly. Hopefully future presentations will zero in on high school-specific equity implications of the Common Core State Standards.
Among the many interesting points made was Andre Cramblit’s observation about the sovereignty of tribal nations and how they will be deliberating the Common Core to determine if they should be adopting the standards for their tribal schools. Additionally, Crambit argued that expertise in the Native Community and in other communities of color must be tapped to ensure equity in implementation. Cramblit is Operations Director of the Northern California Indian Development Council, Indian Education Center in Crescent City, California.
Note: This blog post was originally authored under the auspices of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The National High School Center’s blog, High School Matters, which ran until March 2013, provided an objective perspective on the latest research, issues, and events that affected high school improvement. The CCRS Center plans to continue relevant work originally developed under the National High School Center grant. National High School Center blog posts that pertain to CCRS Center issues are included on this website as a resource to our stakeholders.