As states and school districts struggle over whether and how to implement Common Core Standards that will ostensibly produce students who are college-ready, has anybody bothered to ask the colleges whether these standards do that? If they can’t because they don’t align with the actual requirements of the college courses, then why is there such an urgency to use them? If they can, will colleges and universities actually be ready to receive and further enhance these students? Will they even need the traditional introductory college courses?

Some of these questions are finally being addressed as the Hechinger Report reveals in this article cross-printed from Washington Monthly.

There’s been lip service for years on the need for closer collaboration between secondary and post-secondary teachers and classrooms. As a high school teacher. This discussion may bring some much needed attention to the larger issue of the gaps across our profession and how those affect student learning.

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