Note to Republican presidential candidates:
Congress passed, with broad bipartisan support, an education law that specifically says the federal government cannot push academic standards such as Common Core or give incentives to states that adopt them.
Mississippi’s state Board of Education unanimously adopted a series of minor changes to the state’s academic standards Thursday, in what could be a quiet end to a controversy over the Common Core-linked guidance over what students should learn.
Mississippi education officials are considering minor tweaks to the state’s academic standards, nothing like the wholesale rejection sought by opponents of the Common Core-linked standards.
The report card for Mississippi’s K-12 education came back today.
Jeb Bush’s signature achievement in education policy as Florida governor may be at risk of coming apart.
The Mississippi Department of Education says public comments on the state’s Common Core-derived academic standards were overwhelmingly positive.
It was once little more than an afterthought and what opinions there were of it were generally favorable. Now, it has become a pariah, an object of disgust and scorn.
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.
Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.
Mississippi education officials will conduct their own voluntary review of the Common Core academic standards, even after Gov. Phil Bryant vetoed a bill that would have created an outside panel to examine the standards.