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No Matter How Much Money is Poured Common Core, States are Abandoning Lock-step National Uniformity

Matt Cardy/Getty Images By ZE’EV WURMAN Every other day we hear from Common Core proponents about how wonderful these standards are, how teachers really (really!) love them, and how impossible it would be to do any better. Just the other day, Education Week gloated how the new South Carolina standards are “89 percent in alignment […]

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Uncommon Costs

By Claude Solnik Long Island Business News More than 80,000 students on Long Island and twice that number state-wide gathered in auditoriums, gymnasiums, libraries and classrooms for three days last week – neither to take tests nor to learn something new. Meanwhile, others toiled over lengthy tests designed to evaluate teachers more than the students taking them. […]

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Common Core: Following the Money

By James Ford (PIX11) — It’s a program that affects about 2 million families in the tri-state area alone, and has an impact on children and their parents nationwide. But as the New York State legislature prepares to vote on a budget that includes funding for Common Core, the controversial statewide educational standards are in the spotlight. […]

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New Common Core Tests to Cost $27 Per Student

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — It will cost the state of Montana about $2 million, or $27 per student, to administer and score the new battery of K-12 Common Core-aligned tests, according to the Office of Public Instruction. The department recently finalized contracts for the Smarter Balanced computer-based exams, which gauge students’ mastery of the new […]

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NC spent tens of millions on Common Core

By Laura Leslie RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has invested tens of millions of dollars to implement the Common Core academic standards that could eventually be abandoned in public schools statewide. State lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation calling for the controversial standards to be repealed and replaced by standards drafted by a new […]

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Common Core’s power grab

By David McGeney, a member of the Peabody School Committee“Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.” Those words, uttered by George Castanza on “Seinfeld,” are perhaps the most generous explanation I can imagine for the numerous and utterly false assertions made by Mitchell Chester in “Building a better assessment,” (“As I See […]

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