There are five common misconceptions that educators may have about the Common Core State Standards, writes author Robert Rothman, a senior fellow at the Alliance for Excellent Education. For example, the standards do not represent a national curriculum, only a framework of what students should know or be able to do by the end of each school year. The standards represent a state-led initiative and are not a federal program, though they have received support from the Obama administration, Rothman writes.

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