[Susan notes: Much of this letter, emphasizing that participation in the Common Core was not and is not 'voluntary,' is right on-target, though I'd sure like to know the names of the "left-leaning educational experts" involved. Actually, I think one comes up short in finding many education experts of any stripe. The Common Core literacy standards were mostly written by a lawyer and an entrepreneur.
Published in Wall Street Journal
To the editor
Oh, Eric Smith, we're wishing for the days of No Child Left Behind while we're fighting its replacement, Common Core, in Florida ('No Child Left Behind' Gets Left Behind, op-ed, April 29). Unlike the state-designed NCLB standards, the Common Core State Standards are a thinly veiled, unconstitutional effort to implement a national curriculum. Said to be "state driven," they were actually written by left-leaning educational experts and endorsed by unelected NGOs, including the National Governors Association.
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