The Unraveling of the Common Core
Georgia is the latest state to say no thanks to the Common Core standardized tests.
This week it was announced that Common Core tests would cost the state $29.50 per student for math and reading. Georgia education leaders were far from pleased and said they would instead write their own tests.
Oklahoma, Utah, Alabama, and Pennsylvania have also withdrawn from parts of the Common Core State Standards. A few other states, including Florida and Indiana, may not be far behind.
So, could the Common Core Standards actually be in jeopardy?
“CCSS is a state-led effort in the first place,” Jeffrey Choppin an associate professor of education at the University of Rochester, told TakePart. “If a bunch of states back out, CCSS will not have the intended impact, and sponsors, like the National Governors Association, would be upset.”