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Professor says Ohio's Common Core could hurt schools and students
University of Oregon's Yong Zhao says testing and standards is supplanting developing individual talents

Professor Yong Zhao says that the focus of standardized testing and core standards does not help students.
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The Common Core pushes Ohio schools in the wrong direction. That's what University of Oregon professor Yong Zhao says. Zhao will speak at Cleveland State University this month. He says the Common Core, a new set of standards that outline what students should know and be able to do in math and English, will bring more standardization and testing to schools. And he says what schools really need is less testing and more creativity. Zhao talked with StateImpact Ohio reporter Molly Bloom.


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Zhao will speak at Cleveland State University this month and to members of the Ohio School Boards Association in the fall.
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