Controversy and the Common Core standards

Controversy and the Common Core standards

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 9:15 AM

BOISE -- Idaho joined 44 other states in adopting Common Core standards this fall, and those standards are already affecting the way our students are taught. The standards are intended to better prepare students for college and the workforce by improving performance in reading, writing and math.

But of the states that adopted  Common Core, have either frozen or are in the process of freezing, some or all aspects of it.

Here in Idaho, the standards have had broad based support from the Governor's Education task force, the superintendent of public instruction and even the teacher's union. but opposition to the standards has been becoming more vocal and those opposed hope to get the common core decision revisited by lawmakers.

On Monday, KTVB's Dee Sarton talked with NBC's Craig Melvin, who has been reporting on the Common Core controversy nationwide.

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