Sunday, December 13, 2009

State Sovereignty - RTT funds for Education $tandard$

Yet, if the President and Congress are going to use carrots and sticks to create national standards, we need to look for a way out of the current Common Core morass. The federal rules for the RttT money could not and do not explicitly require the adoption of CCSSI’s standards. Instead, the rules provide a general requirement: States are to participate in a “consortium of states” that is developing a common set of K–12 standards which are “internationally benchmarked” and tied to “college and career readiness” and that includes “a significant number of States.”
Concerns about state sovereignty raised at the House Education and Labor Committee
Hearing on Dec 8:

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