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"Common Core" explained

 

Last updated 7/4/2013 at 5:18pm



Last week we discovered that President Eisenhower’s decision to let the Russians launch a satellite first was a military-political decision; it had nothing to do with the education system in the United States, which he deemed as successful.

Since 1957, though, the claim has often been asserted that the public schools are failing the nation. Common Core was established in part to address the “failure” of the schools with a national curriculum, to create one system based on standards to hold schools accountable. Common Core is but the most recent version of the education reform movement...



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