Mercedes Schneider wrote a book about the origins of the Common Core and probably knows more about it than almost anyone but David Coleman, its celebrated architect.

 

In this post, she reports on her search for Coleman’s group called Student Achievement Partners, which won millions to write the standards.

 

Coleman has gone on to lead the College Board, which is now embroiled in controversy because of Coleman’s effort to redesign the SAT. He is paid $750,000. A good gig.

 

Schneider will watch to see what happens to CCSS, PARCC, SBAC, and the rest of it in the Trump era. Trump made many pledges to get rid of the Common Core: “Believe me!” He said. And he appointed a Common Core adherent to run the US Department of Ed.