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Study: Only ‘Those Who Set Directions For Common Core Have Benefited’

Americans were told that the Common Core standards would close the achievement gap between white and minority students and make U.S. students “college and career ready.” Yet, a new study validates what grassroots parent groups have known all along: the federally funded program, which most states lapped up for a quick infusion of federal cash, has bombed.

In this Nov. 17, 2015 photo, a student works in an eighth grade algebra class at Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush, N.Y.

State Membership in Common Core Test Consortia Down By 62 Percent

In 2010, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) indicated they had gathered 26 and 32 member states, respectively. But, by the start of 2016, 38 states had left one or both consortia, reports pro-Common Core Education Next.

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Carly Fiorina on Common Core ‘It’s All Crony Capitalism Folks’

During a town hall event Wednesday in Oskaloosa, Iowa, GOP 2016 contender Carly Fiorina said Republicans have been involved in creating education programs such as Common Core, No Child Left Behind, and Race to the Top that, ultimately, amount to “crony capitalism.”