Analysis: States’ Move Away From Common Core Likely Superficial


Education Week (7/30, Ujifusa) explores the impact of actions in a number of states in recent weeks in which they are either reexamining their participation in the Common Core Standards, or in which governors have “distanced themselves from the standards,” noting that despite this apparent softening of support, it is unclear “what exactly those opponents have won.” The piece suggests that changes to the standards in such states may be superficial or cosmetic, noting that there is little evidence “that the states backing away from the common core, or considering doing so, will ultimately produce anything that is truly different from those standards.”