Common Core Standards a Common Cause, Not Overreach

Efforts to block the Common Core standards are cropping up in state houses across the country. They are being fueled in part by tea party activists who frame the issue as one of improper federal intrusion into states’ responsibility for education. The standards don’t dictate curriculum; rather, they lay out the math, reading and writing skills that students should master from kindergarten through 12th grade. They are the product of a bipartisan effort that relied on research from experts and input from teachers. It was a transparent and much publicized endeavor. Source: Yakima Herald Republic

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