How Can SEL Avoid the Fate of Common Core?

Good intentions don’t always lead to good outcomes. The drive for high educational standards led to the creation and adoption of the Common Core standards. Few people argued against high standards and consistency from school to school. However, implementation of Common Core often fell victim to resentment of its top-down nature and host of unintended consequences.

This article from education news site The 74 Million recaps a discussion between thought leaders Rick Hess and Chester Finn and CASEL co-founder Tim Shriver, among others. The discussion was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

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