Backlash Grows Against State Education Standards in Michigan

Friday, April 26, 2013

Lawmakers in Michigan are taking the lead to stop education standards developed and pushed by governors and school leaders across the country.

The state House on Wednesday passed an amendment, attached to the Education Department budget, that prohibits any funding for the controversial Common Core system.

Republicans in the state object to the fact that the standards were developed and promoted by two national groups, the National Governor's Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. They were not designed by the Obama administration, though the White House strongly supports Common Core and has urged states to adopt it.

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