Why There’s a Backlash Against Common Core

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Its Good for You

DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID

The federal government has spent billions to move Common Core forward, and it has put billions more on the line. Unfortunately, parents, teachers, tea-party activists, and governors have every reason to believe Common Core represents major, unprecedented federal intervention into education.

In a speech to the National Governor’s Association in 2010, President Obama stated:

I want to commend all of you for acting collectively through the National Governors Association to develop common standards that will better position our students for success. And today, I’m announcing steps to encourage and support all states to transition to college and career-ready standards on behalf of America’s students. First, as a condition of receiving access to Title I funds, we will ask all states to put in place a plan to adopt and certify standards that are college and career-ready in reading and math [emphasis added].  Read more at: nationalreview.com.

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About Alan Berkelhammer

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