On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast — and part two of the series on Common Core — RiShawn Biddle explains to families the math standards, the controversy surrounding them, and why they can help all kids gain the numeracy they need for lifelong success. Contrary to the arguments of Common Core foes such as James Milgram and the Pioneer Institute, the math standards provide the scaffold needed to develop comprehensive college -preparatory curricula and guide high-quality teaching kids need to do well in higher education, career, and civil society.

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