Common core continues to spark heated debate

04/14/2013 | National Public Radio

The Common Core State Standards were crafted largely with input from teachers, said David Coleman, president of the College Board and who is considered the architect of the standards. He said the tougher standards will go a long way to prepare students for college and career. Some critics, however, including Karl Krawitz, principal of Shawnee Mission East High School outside Kansas City, Kan., argue there is no consensus on what should be taught to students and that the big winners from the common core are test developers who stand to make a lot of money.

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