Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New federal budget defunds Race to the Top, Common Core

The new federal budget includes no money for the Race to the Top program, the Obama Administration has used as both a club and an enticement to convince states and school districts to adopt Common Core State Standards.

States like Missouri have thrown themselves all in for Common Core (and despite legislation requiring that new standards be created, make no mistake about it, local school districts and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are moving full speed ahead on implementing Common Core) and states and school districts have sworn their allegiance so they can receive the federal funding that the Obama Administration has used as a carrot.

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