Common core dies?

Betsy Devos quietly abolished Common Core Education
today while no one was watching

The Common Core education model is now officially dead. Betsy DeVos
quietly ended the Common Core Educational standards in the federal
agency, making conservatives cheer, and liberals boo.

This is what the honorable Secretary said at a hush hush meeting today:

The Obama administration dangled billions of dollars
through the “Race to the Top” competition, and the grant
making process not so subtly encouraged states to adopt
the Common Core State Standards. With a price tag of
nearly four and a half billion dollars, it was billed as the
“largest-ever federal investment in school reform.” Later,
the Department would give states a waiver from NCLB’s
requirements so long as they adopted the Obama
administration’s preferred policies — essentially making
law while Congress negotiated the re-authorization of
Unsurprisingly, nearly every state accepted Common Core
standards and applied for hundreds of millions of dollars
in “Race to the Top” funds. But despite this change, the
United States’ PISA performance did not improve in
reading and science, and it dropped in math from 2012 to
Then, rightly, came the public backlash to federally
imposed tests and the Common Core. I agree – and have
always agreed – with President Trump on this: “Common
Core is a disaster.” And at the U.S. Department of
Education, Common Core is dead.

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