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"Pause and review" on Common Core and high-stakes testing sent to Governor
Following the Senate's concurrence on Michigan's omnibus budget yesterday, that included a "pause and review" provision for Michigan Department of Education's implementation of Common Core national curriculum standards and the high-stakes testing associated with it, Rep. Tom McMillin said,
"Today is a very good day for Michigan citizens, almost all of who did not have the opportunity to weigh in on turning over the standards taught in all of Michigan's public schools to a national trade association (National Governors Association). They will now have that opportunity as the legislature debates the matter.A point should be made.. Different standards can ALWAYS be implemented by local schools as appropriate.
Watch for the most "progressive" school districts to freak out for a while.
Its about control. More control for an overgrown federal bureaucracy that cannot handle the most trivial tasks already, yet with this curriculum endeavors to take on the state's task (remember the 10th amendment?) of public education. Along with that perhaps satisfying at the same time a 'progressive' need to rope in home school children and leave no stone unturned with indoctrination.
Home schooling is affected how? Below the fold ~
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