This is the story of two press releases and three Louisiana “mystery” teachers involved in “developing” CCSS.
The first is the July 2009 National Governors Association (NGA) press release for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics work groups– the “inner circle” that is the only group identified as “developing” CCSS based upon the language in the CCSS MOU (memorandum of understanding).
This first press release does not clearly identify any Louisiana classroom teachers.
As it turns out, both NGA and its CCSS copyright owner, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released another document dated September 2013 on the Louisiana Regents website, supposedly listing the same information: CCSS ELA and math work group membership.
The names on the two documents do not exactly match. In fact, the 2013 Louisiana Regents document– publicized three years after CCSS was completed– includes what appears as an effort to show that “teachers” were involved in “developing” CCSS.
Most of the additions have either university or state department of education affiliations.
Two Louisiana “Teachers” on the Math Work Group
Only four members of the 50-member CCSS math work group are listed as classroom