Originally posted on Asylum Watch:

As someone who has lived out side of the country for the last 21 years, I am always amazed when I read stories, like the ones I will share with you today, about happenings in America’s education system. I sincerely hope these examples are exceptions and not the rule.

California Applies Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is something new to me so I Googled it. Here is their mission statement:

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully…

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