I knnow what it is like to be misquoted or to have something taken out of context in an interview, believe me. It has happened to me on more than one occasion. I hope that is the case here because there is so much wrong with the preceding quote. Of course, there is much more to quibble about in the article. What WAS informational was how publishers have been pushed to ALIGN their books to CCSS (and remember I think alignment is for vehicles and mot for instruction or instructional materials). Here are just a few instances of where this piece goes wrong: references to standards as rigorous (standards themselves are not rigorous; nor are they new and improved like a laundry detergent); indications that teaching will be transformed as a result (good teaching will not be transformed as it already reflects excellent literacy practices); an editor is quoted as saying professors are filtering down CCSS by writing about it (PLEASE let that be an awful out of context misquote).
What is interesting is this graphic showing how publishers have gotten on board (read this as alignment to make $$$):
I might have been a tad drowsy this afternoon after my 19 hour day yesterday. This piece woke me right up. It shows a tremendous lack of respect for teachers and education in general. My favorite bad line: “There’s nothing wrong with the Common Core..."