Nice Waiver Ya Got There, Be A Shame If Anything Happened To It

States fighting Common Core in an attempt to regain control over their own education standards are getting the a shot across their bows from the Dept. of Education. What follows in the Ed Week excerpt below could be said in one sentence:
 “Nice waiver ya got there, be a shame if anything happened to it…”


•What’s more, North Carolina—both a waiver recipient and a Race to the Top winner—had a picture-perfect  monitoring report, meeting federal expectations in every area. One possible guess as to why the state may have been left out of this first round of extensions: Its legislature is contemplating bills that take aim at the common-core standards.

States didn’t have to adopt the common core to get a waiver—they could have had their post-secondary institutions agree that their standards would get students ready for college and the workplace. But the North Carolina bills have put the state’s standards at least somewhat in flux.

Now that NC is on the Dept. of Ed money leash, it seems like they intend to yank us around by it?
“Common Core is State-led”? Laugh.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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