Reaching higher? or grasping at straws?

In June 2010, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the two organizations that jointly produced CCSSI, issued Reaching Higher, a laudatory report co-signed by many influential people comprising ``The Common Core State Standards Validation Committee’’.

The report states, ``The NGA Center and CCSSO, as part of the CCSSI, convened a 25-member Validation Committee (VC) composed of leading figures in the education standards community.  The committee was charged with providing independent, expert validation of the process of identifying the Common Core State Standards as part of the CCSSI.’’ (p.1)


Got subtraction?

A type of algebraic expression that befuddles legions of students is the following:

6x – (2x + 3)