Better than Common Core

  • Jul 09, 2020
  • 03:30 Pacific Time (US & Canada)



The Independent Institute has published the new Briefing, Better than Common Core, that vindicates Florida’s K-12 curriculum-content standards. A team of education policy experts demonstrates that Florida’s standards have particular strengths relative to their national predecessor Common Core in areas such as knowledge acquisition and guidance for teachers. The guidelines actually offer a new gold standard that other states may well choose to emulate.

Please join our Executive Director, Dr. Graham H. Walker, as he sits down to discuss our latest briefing with Dr. Williamson M. Evers, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Educational Excellence at the Independent Institute.

Dr. Evers was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development from 2007 to 2009; Senior Adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings during 2007; and former Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. In addition, he was a member of the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education from its beginning in 1999 until it wrapped up in 2014. From July to December 2003, he served in Iraq as Senior Adviser for Education to Administrator L. Paul Bremer of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Dr. Evers also headed the Trump-Pence transition's agency review for the U.S. Department of Education. 

The Briefing in its entirety can be read here:

Join us Today, July 9th at 3:30 p.m. Pacific (6:30 p.m. Eastern)

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