Don’t Play Politics With the Common Core

In Education On

The Common Core State Standards and the broader movement of states to use more-rigorous standards for college and career readiness may seem like yesterday’s news now that Betsy DeVos is ensconced as the U.S. secretary of education. But it is important for policymakers, education leaders, and the media not to lose sight of the enormous amount of time and resources that have been devoted to implementing the standards across the country.

But first, let’s once more state the facts about the common core to counter persistent misinformation about who developed the standards and why they are being used:

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