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Waiting for the Common Core to Go Away? Don’t Hold Your Breath

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In a recent Education Week article Andrew Ujifusa (“Common Core May Persist, Even In Opposition States”;) discussed the Common Core standards and what reassessment means in states that have chosen to go that way. The article’s conclusion matches my own impressionistic sense; political opposition left or right may peck at aspects of the CCSS, and mistakes, limitations, weaknesses in the rollout and/or the assessments may cause states to make valid adjustments and corrections, but the heart of the Common Core is here to stay.

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