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Fourth Street Forum - January 24, 2014

Episode Description

[Original Airdate: January 24, 2014]

Common Core State Standards: What's It All About?

To some, it will prepare students better for college and to compete in the global economy. But for others, it is a vague set of standards leading to more expensive, high stakes testing. Will these standards help or hinder the educational progress of Wisconsin students?

With host Marcus White, Vice President of Community Partnerships for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. And with guests in order of appearance -- SHEILA BRIGGS, PhD, Assistant State Superintendent, Division for Academic Excellence, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; KOLE KNUEPPEL, Co-founder and Managing Director of School Partnerships Schools That Can Milwaukee; and TINA FLOOD, Chief Academic Officer, Milwaukee Public Schools