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by Aundrea Cline-Thomas, Channel 5 News, NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thursday, a standing room only crowd showed up for a Senate Education Committee session concerning the new set of standards known as common core.
"We stand here in support of Tennessee's Common Core State Standards," Dr. Vicki Kirk, Director of Greene County Schools, said while flanked by educators and parents during a press conference preceding the hearing. "We support raising the bar in our classrooms."
The Common Core State Standards are an issue where divisions are not just down party lines. (link)
Common Core’s Loudest Opponents Come from Outside Tennessee
Nashville Public Radio - For and against, for and against. Tennessee lawmakers swayed between supporters of Common Core and opponents in a day-long hearing Friday. Many of those testifying have been debating the education standards in other states.
Georgia state Sen. William Ligon talked about why his state is ditching the PARCC test associated with Common Core. A spokesperson from the conservative Heartland Institute suggested the standards are a liberal conspiracy.
Peg Luksik – who is a politician from Pennsylvania – argued against what she sees as a one-size-fits-all approach. (link)
Common Core foes take their best shots
by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean, Sept. 20, 2013- Opponents of new education standards passed by the state three years ago took their best shot at convincing lawmakers to reverse course.
Foes of the Common Core State Standards Initiative took a scattershot approach to attacking the effort, offering arguments that ranged from claims that the standards are too low to one suggestion that they could lead to brainwave monitoring of children. (link)