Common core called "inappropriate overreach" by some lawmakers

04/19/2013 | Washington Post, The

As states are implementing the Common Core State Standards, the guidelines adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia are increasingly being criticized -- and in some cases challenged -- by some lawmakers. The Republican National Committee passed a resolution criticizing the standards and calling them an "inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children," while Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has launched an effort to eliminate federal funding for the common core.

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