Business Groups Launch Website Defending Common Core

Andrew Ujifusa writes at the Education Week (2/12) “State EdWatch” blog about a new website from the Higher State Standards Partnership, “which is supported by the US Chamber of Commerce” and other business groups, intended to “counter myths” about the Common Core Standards “with facts.” The piece notes that the site refutes the claim that “the federal government created them and manages them in the states.” Ujifusa suggests, however, that the website goes too far in its assertion that ED has funded state-level standards in the past.