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Texas Pulling Out of Council of Chief State School Officers

A falling out among scoundrels. Of interest: The cost of membership: $60,000. Of course this isn't even pin money for the outfits involved.

For a look at who supports an outfit whose agenda is to push for the Common Core Standards and Assessments, look at the Council of Chief State School Officers' Corporate Partners.


By Sean Cavanagh

Texas has withdrawn from the Council of Chief State School Officers, an influential Washington organization that is helping lead the push to create common academic standards across states, among its other efforts.

The state's commissioner of education, Robert Scott, made the decision to pull out of the CCSSO, citing concerns about philosophical differences with the organization, as well as worries about membership costs, a spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency said.

The commissioner felt that "our values don't align with each other" on education policy, said Suzanne Marchman, a spokeswoman for the agency. "We didn't see a return on investment from participating in the organization."

As a result of its decision, Texas will be the only state in the country that is not a CCSSO member, officials with the organization confirmed. CCSSO said it will no longer receive $60,000 in annual dues from the organization. . . .

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Education Week
2011-06-22
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2011/06/post_5.html


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