An illuminating article on the calls for a common national curriculum. What does curriculum mean? To some, that term can mean a scripted, day-to-day lesson plan, while to others, its a guide for creativity and innovation in the classroom. In some states, a textbook becomes the de facto curriculum. “Curriculum is not always easy to define. But it’s crucial that we have clear understandings of what we mean by terms like this,” said J. Wesley Null, an associate professor of curriculum and the foundations of education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. “Otherwise, we have curriculum being implemented that doesn’t do what states or districts hope it will do.” Read Full Article at Education Week

 

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