The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) together formed the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) to develop a set of academic standards to be used in common across all states. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of learning standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. These standards, if adopted by a state, will replace existing state standards in these subject areas. You can download the standards by visiting the Common Core State Standards Initiative website.
The Common Core State Standards
What Parents, Taxpayers, and School Boards Should Know
…that perhaps they aren’t being told
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This four minute video produced by the Heritage Foundation does an excellent job of highlighting loss of local control and other issues related to adoption of the Common Core State Standards.