What is the Common Core?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a set of educational standards in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.

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What is the controversy?

Thousands of parents, students, and educators have expressed concerns regarding the CCSS. There are several issues regarding these standards, including unbenchmarked content, federal take over of state and local controlled education, and large companies creating the majority of the content and exams.

PARCC

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is a Common Core exam created by the for-profit education company Pearson.

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