Common Core article on...

Common Core article on target

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

Leicester School Committee member Tyler Keenan is right on target (“Depoliticizing Common Core,” ‘As I See It,’ Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 13) advising parents to listen to the opinions of teachers and school leaders who are on the front lines of Common Core standards implementation, rather than to those who argue about politics and ideology.

It is important to clarify, though, that the Common Core initiative was led by the states, not the federal government. The Worcester Regional Research Bureau’s independent report “Toward a Common Understanding of the Common Core” released earlier this year examines and debunks many of the myths about the standards, including this false assertion.

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