Pricing the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost States and Districts?

Pricing the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost States and Districts?

May 30, 2012 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Download Patrick J. Murphy's Powerpoint presentation.

The Common Core is coming, with forty-five states and the District of Columbia challenged to implement these new standards. Yet mystery surrounds how much this will cost states (and districts)—and whether the payoff will justify the price.

On May 30, the Fordham Institute will peek behind that curtain with a lively panel discussion of "Pricing the Common Core." Taking part will be former Florida Education Commissioner Eric J. Smith, Achieve President Mike Cohen, former Department of Education official Ze'ev Wurman, and University of San Francisco professor Patrick J. Murphy, who will present the findings of a new Fordham study that he co-authored. It estimates the dollar cost of the implementation process for each participating state—and shows how the pricetag varies depending on the approach a state selects.

 

Panelists  
Ze'ev Wurman Ze'ev Wurman, former senior policy adviser, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
PatrickJMurphy

Patrick J. Murphy, professor and chair, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco

MikeCohen

 Michael Cohen, president, Achieve

 

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Eric J. Smith, fellow in education policy, George W. Bush Institute and former commissioner, Florida Department of Education

Moderator
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Chester E. Finn, Jr., president, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

 

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