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Common Core Showdown Looms

Anyone interested in education should circle Jan. 22 on their calendars and prepare for a not-to-miss hearing at the Statehouse. On that afternoon, the House and Senate education committees have tentatively scheduled a joint session devoted to the new Idaho Core Standards in English language arts and math. House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, said a panel of experts on both sides of the issue will answer questions and dispel myths surrounding Idaho’s version of Common Core standards. The new standards are being taught statewide for the first time this year. “One of the challenges of Common Core is there is a lot of misinformation out there about what Common Core is and what it isn’t,” DeMordaunt “(This) is an effort to be as transparent as possible”/Clark Corbin, IdahoED NEWS. More here.

Question: Will diehard opponents be able to derail the Common Core express?




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