Arizona governor calls for review of Common Core standards

Other states are working to slow down if not outright stop common core; the question is when will CT Legislators get educated about the problem & start investigating it?

#StopCommonCoreInCT

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From Reuters, Mar 24, 2015

Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Doug Ducey smiles after voting in the Paradise Valley section of Phoenix, Arizona August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Samantha Sais Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Doug Ducey smiles after voting in the Paradise Valley section of Phoenix, Arizona August 26, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/SAMANTHA SAIS

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey on Monday called on his state’s education board to review the Common Core education standards “in their entirety.”

The move comes amid a growing backlash against the standards, which aim to boost critical-thinking skills and apply consistency to a patchwork of state guidelines, as schools have adjusted their course work to meet them.

Ducey, who was voted into office in November, made the remarks to the Arizona State Board of Education as he outlined his education policy agenda.

Ducey has opposed the Common Core, describing it as an overreach of the federal government, but he did not call for its repeal on Monday, according to a transcript of the remarks published on his office’s website.

Instead, he…

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