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Common Core Faces New Hurdle

Here’s another sign that the 2014 Legislature may take another look at the Common Core standards approved three years ago. State Sen. Steven Thayn has co-written a letter with Madison School District Superintendent Geoffrey Thomas, saying the state should drop the new Idaho Core Standards or allow districts to opt out. (Here’s a link to their letter, which appears in our Voices section.) Among their concerns: They say the standards are unproven, were rolled out too rapidly and rely on an onerous assessment that will leave Idaho students feeling “intellectually inadequate”/Kevin Richert, The EDge, IdahoED News. More here.

Question: Do you suspect the 2014 Legislature will scuttle Common Core standards?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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