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ERIC Number: EJ1007538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-6
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Standards Draw Heat in States
Ujifusa, Andrew
Education Week, v32 n20 p1, 26 Feb 2013
Opponents of the Common Core State Standards are ramping up legislative pressure and public relations efforts aimed at getting states to scale back--or even abandon--the high-profile initiative, even as implementation proceeds and tests aligned with the standards loom. Critics of the common core have focused recent lobbying and media efforts on Colorado, Idaho, and Indiana, all of which have signed on to the standards. Opinion on the common core does not break down neatly along party lines, and critics cite a variety of reasons for their views. Some see the new standards providing a pipeline for the private sector to access taxpayer dollars. Others say Washington is using the common core to lay the groundwork for a national curriculum, with an assist from such prominent supporters of the standards as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The initiative's emphasis on student testing also has prompted concern.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Idaho; Indiana