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Sunday, September 4, 2011
Common Core Standards coming under increased scrutiny
"While shared curriculum and testing standards may have commonsense appeal, there are a variety of criticisms of the plan. A growing chorus of activists and educators say Common Core Standards are an unconstitutional power grab by the federal government, will lower standards in high-performing states, reduce democratic participation and accountability in education matters and may unfairly give the edge in supplying tests and test preparation materials to a select group of companies."
“If you liked No Child Left Behind, you’ll like Common Core Standards,” said Betty Peters, an Alabama State School Board member. “It’s No Child Left Behind on steroids.”