Common Core State Standard, CCSS, advocates love to point out how 45 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted this new national public school regimen. What they’re not telling you, however, is how federal and state funds were used to muscle their adoption or how expert reviews and efficacy shortfalls have prompted political and educational action in at least 17 of those 45 states (more than 33 percent) to restrict or reverse the tides of CCSS rollout, according to a brand new report in the Huffington Post.
In August, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah withdrew from the assessment groups designing tests for the CCSS. And in September, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order restricting Florida’s involvement with the CCSS national assessments because of concerns over federal overreach of the program. Congress.org reported, “Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah are all currently considering full withdrawal with other fiscally conservative states sure to follow.”