Authors and summary: This article was written by educational consultants Jay McTighe and Elliot Seif as a summary of underlying research and theory. It states the following:
Thoughts: The above points all seem to make sense and are more or less common sense to my way of thinking. I definitely agree that the U.S. covers too many topics and attempts to fit too many facts into the curriculum. I would love to see the country move to less facts and topics and more concepts and demonstrated understanding by students.