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Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

Gearing up for Common Core

Idaho's new Common Core Education Standards are in place. But for how long? Before that question is answered at the Statehouse, lawmakers want to make sure they have the right information.

The problem facing the Idaho legislature in just one week will be Idaho Core Standards for Education. The Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde says the problem is a lack of information. And that lack of information has created a possibly bigger issue "It's a bigger shadow than it is a problem to my way of thinking."

For each piece of real information about the standards, there's another that might not be accurate, and the only way to battle misinformation is to flesh out what's true about the debate. Goedde says, "If you get past the federalism piece of it, if you get past the data security piece of it, and recognize Common Core as a set of standards.” He believes more supporters will be found once misinformation is eliminated. “It has nothing to do with history or geography or science. It's not a bad thing.” Read more. KIVITVnews

Do you agree with Goedde that more people will support Common Core once the misinformation is eliminated?


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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.