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Here’s One Way to Dump the Common Core Standards

LA School Report | October 1, 2013



images-6With growing opposition around the country to the Common Core State Standards, one governor found an easy way to get rid of them: Change the name.

Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, feeling pressure from groups that believe the standards are a “federal intrusion,” has ordered state agencies to stop using the term “Common Core.’’ Instead, she has renamed them “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.’’

What’s different, apart from the name? Nothing.

But just to keep the feds at bay – even though they already are – Brewer said she is “reaffirming Arizona’s right to set education policy,” according to a recent story in the Arizona Daily Star. Her order says “no standards or curriculum shall be imposed on Arizona by the federal government.”

So there.

Read the whole story here.

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