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Common Core is a special-interest takeover of education that replaces local control with national standards, treating every child as though they are the same and learn in the same way. These standards affect every school in the nation by allowing big business and bureaucrats into the classroom. The standards established through Common Core fail to account for innovation or critical thinking. Education should be about rewarding excellence and treating children like the unique individuals they are—not a race to mediocrity and commonality.
This lesson explores the complex web of special interests and federal bureaucrats who developed, incentivized, and implemented Common Core. Through “Race to the Top” and “No Child Left Behind,” the Department of Education essentially forced states to adopt the standards by threatening to withhold funding and badly needed waivers.
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