As I’ve shared on more than one occasion, I’ve been skeptical of Common Core, though I’ve also recognized it as a reality and have begun to explore what it means for my work.

Jay Greene, with whom I generally disagree, recently published an interesting post where he writes:

Standards mostly don’t matter because they are just a bunch of vague words in a document. What teachers actually do when they close their classroom door is in no way controlled by those words. Changing the words in a standards document is very unlikely to dramatically change what teachers do.

What do you think?

I might convert reader responses into a column over my Education Week Teacher blog, so send me your comment privately if you don’t want it public.

And, if you’re interested, here are some of my “Best…” lists related to Common Core:

The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More

The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners

The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards