Connect With Us
                     

NEWS

 

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:55AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.

The educational standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of the National Governors Association in Nashville, but were discussed along the sidelines of the meeting.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says the words, "Common Core," have become "radioactive," echoing a sentiment from tea party leaders who say the education plan amounts to a federal takeover of local education.

Governors in Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma have signed legislation to repeal the standards while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking steps to block the use of tests tied to the standards.

Filed Under :
Topics : EducationPolitics
07/14/2014 9:54AM
Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
On Air Now
Kix Listener Club
Recent Posts
MCC mens soccer team on road trip today.
GOP Party to have weekly luncheon in Marshalltown Friday.
South Tama Cross Country meet run.
Forum on poverty in Marshalltown tonight.
Eagles edge the Colts in MNF.
Tag Cloud
No Tags Found !
Categories 
Archives