Sandra Stotsky is professor emerita of education, University of Arkansas, and member of Common Core's Validation Committee (2009-2010).  She was Senior Associate Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1999-2003.

My Articles

January 7, 2015, 9:29 AM EST
It’s a challenge to make predictions that are not simply wishful thinking, but here are a few predictions for education in 2015.
October 2, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT
One of the most puzzling features of the many-tentacled octopus known as Common Core, now strangling public education in over 45 states, is the policy established by the U.S. Department of Education that all K-12 teachers should be held accountable for student scores on tests they had nothing to do with.
September 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT
The best—or the worst—idea Bill Gates has come up with, depending on whether your school system is being funded by the Gates Foundation to pilot the “history” curriculum he recently developed that is being praised by the New York Times, is something called the Big History Project.
September 11, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT
How did we get to the point that a forum on an issue (or even a debate) means that most of the speakers are unqualified to speak about it? Two examples just came my way this week, which suggests that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and funded friends are working overtime and need a vacation to deepen their conceptual understanding of the kind of people who can contribute to a forum on Common Core’s mathematics standards.