May 10, 2012
Common Core backlash continues
Back in December we wrote about the early and emerging backlash against the Common Core State Standards that we were seeing. For an updated and more in-depth look at these issues, see the recent Wall Street Journal article “School-Standards Pushback:Conservative Groups Oppose National ‘Common Core’ as an Intrusion on States.”
Particularly notable is that the “board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)… is set to vote on a resolution to formally oppose the standards. The resolution was passed by the ALEC education task force in December.” ALEC members have been generally supportive of online learning in the past, but the connection between online learning and Common Core appears to have been lost, or overridden by concerns about states’ rights and black helicopters.
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