The Common Core debate in NC

Good advice…

“Here’s a pro-tip for Checker [Chester E. Finn, Jr.] and Common Core’s deep-pocketed backers… As opposition to Common Core grows in state legislatures and schools around the country, don’t dismiss those critics as crazies from your perch in DC.” – Jay Greene, University of Arkansas, “The End of the Beginning for Common Core” (May 30, 2013)

…that has been lost on proponents of Common Core from Washington, DC…

“For some time now, outside groups have been vigorously spreading misinformation about the Common Core State Standards. The effort has been relentless, and North Carolina has not been immune to the falsehoods.” – Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, “NC needs to realize Common Core is a conservative victory” (June 6, 2013)

…and Raleigh.

“I just find it distressing that people have chosen to believe people who are actually lying, and I don’t use that word very often.” – June Atkinson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, “Movement against Common Core education standards hits NC” (June 4, 2013)

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/04/2939241/movement-against-common-core-education.html#storylink=cpy

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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