The Common Core State Standards coming to Florida and most other states for the 2014-2015 school year are not, as extremist critics claim, a plot to give the federal government control over children’s brains.
Common Core State Standards are an attempt to make American schools competitive with the best education systems worldwide. They are designed to provide businesses with the employees they need and graduates with the jobs they want. They’re supposed to help students in one state understand how they stack up against students in another state.
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