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Carol Burris

Carol Burris is the Executive Director of the Network for Public Education (NPE), a non-profit advocacy group founded in 2013 by Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody to share information and research on vital issues that concern the future of public education. Previously Burris was principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York and was the co-author of the Hechinger Core Debate column.

Recent Stories

Why U.S. states earn poor marks on public ed support

A look at new legislation, and the report that shows there are no ‘silver bullets’ to improve schools

Principal’s last advice: Let’s move beyond the rhetoric and really question the Common Core

Value-added scores are a sham metric. They give top teachers negative scores!

Principal: I’m retiring because Common Core puts test scores before children

Dear Jayne, I appreciate your belief that all states should have the same or very similar standards. I also believed in national standards before the implementation of the Common Core.…

Education doesn’t need Common Core reform, teachers need the time and resources to build great schools

Now that every state has modified the Common Core and cherry picked their tests, are the standards “common?"

As testing begins, parental opposition to Common Core ramps up

In some districts up to 80% of families opt-out

Common Core ignores underprivileged students — and testing will lead to more achievement gaps

This letter is part of a series between Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, and Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, about…

Carol Burris

Common Core will lead to misery, not higher achievement

A raging debate over whether Common Core is good or bad for American schoolchildren is intensifying, but in most U.S. schools, the new standards already govern how teachers teach and…