Tag: states rights

Attacks on Common Core May Be Popular, But It’s a Moot Point: States Are Moving On

Criticism of the Common Core State Standards has become popular in political races across New York, the Schenectady Daily Gazette reports. In interviews last week, all of the candidates vying for two State Senate seats criticized New York’s Common Core-based standards or associated assessments, even though each stopped short of proposing any legislative fixes. Such...

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States Are In the Driver’s Seat When it Comes to Standards

Common Core State Standards and “true choice in education are incompatible,” claims Robert Holland, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute. The standards were imposed on states “from the top down,” Holland argues, and are part of a “larger, controlling agenda” from Washington. Contrary to Holland’s argument, the Common Core State Standards were developed free...

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Oklahoma at a Crossroads: Inferior Standards or Back to the Drawing Board?

Even though “it’s hard to tell” whether Oklahoma’s proposed education standards are “good enough,” the Tulsa World editorial board argues that lawmakers should approve the learning goals. They claim that State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister “says it’s time to move forward, and we agree.” Criticism of the new standards, the piece goes further to say, comes...

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Common Core Standards Don’t Homogenize Schools

National Review columnist Josh Gelernter argues America’s founding fathers would reject Common Core State Standards because “centrally planned education is a stupid idea.” “Different men need to know different things… Different parents want their children taught differently.” Contrary to Gelernter’s claim, Common Core State Standards do not force educators into a rigid model of what...

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