By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff, Sunday, March 23, 2014
It’s one of the few things most liberals, moderates and conservatives are agreeing on: Common Core is a terrible idea.
The national K-12 education initiative – promoted by the Obama administration to replace a hodgepodge of state standards with a single set of learning goals – is designed to supplant the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act.
But critics from all points on the political spectrum share similar Common Core concerns: It undermines student individuality and teacher autonomy; puts too much emphasis on standardized tests; and sets the stage for a federal takeover of education.
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