Several States Keep Common Core, Drop Name

The Washington Post (1/31, Layton) reports that in the face of pressure from opponents of the Common Core, Arizona, Iowa, and Florida have all moved to rebrand the standards, giving them new names or removing references to them, but leaving their content intact. The piece notes that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee recently “urged state education leaders to ditch the ‘Common Core’ name, noting that it had become ‘toxic.’” The Post calls the changes “largely superficial,” but adds that the rebranding trend “shows how precarious the push for the Common Core has grown.”