Tag: common core review

Utah Governor Shows How Letting Politics Dictate Standards is the Wrong Move

The Associated Press reports the Utah Board of Education voted 13-2 last week to approve a motion to review the state’s Common Core Standards. The politically-charged move comes at the request of Governor Gary Herbert, who once strongly defended the standards. The article omits that the Board recently completed a review of the state’s education...

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Michigan Lawmakers should be wary of politically-driven calls to replace Common Core

Writing about legislation to repeal Michigan’s Common Core Standards, Detroit News columnist Ingrid Jacques argues, “It’s not that crazy of an idea.” Michigan officials can producer stronger learning goals, Jacques contends, that don’t pose a “serious threat to state and local education authorities”—a mischaracterization leveled against the Common Core by opponents. Lawmakers should be leery...

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Missouri’s New Education Standards Refine and Build on the Common Core Framework

Missouri’s development of new education standards to “replace” the Common Core was a “farce” and a “half-baked effort to placate an outraged citizenry,” the New American claims. “The dumbed-down, Obama-backed national ‘education’ standards were preserved largely intact, just under a new name…For the sake of American children and the future of the nation, it is...

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Correcting the Record: Has Indiana Really ‘Refused’ the Common Core?

In a letter to the Indianapolis Star, high school student Sierra Lehman says she is grateful “Indiana is refusing” Common Core State Standards. “The main issue with Common Core Standards is the emphasis on testing,” the letter states. “Tests themselves don’t adequately measure skills, but instead one’s test-taking ability… [Common Core] requires all students to...

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