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July 28 2014

Back-to-School Dropouts from Common Core

Vicki E. Alger

So far, four states have formally dropped out of Common Core national standards: Indiana, South Carolina, Missouri, and most recently, Oklahoma. Even more states are dropping out of the federally subsidized testing consortia. According to Truth in Academia, nine states have pulled out:

  • Utah
  • Oklahoma  
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Indiana  
  • Kansas
  • Pennsylvania
  • Alaska  
  • Florida

Another four are considering leaving:

  • Michigan
  • Kentucky
  • North Carolina

The federal government, special interest groups, and private companies hoping to profit from publicly-subsidized programs were never supposed to control education. Schools and related policies were always supposed to be handled at the state and local level to better ensure the primacy of parents over their children’s education. These Common Core dropouts were achieved largely by the efforts of parents who want better for their children—starting with individualized learning environments that best meet their children’s unique needs.



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