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Common Core

Maine Reduces Involvement in Common Core


(1 min Audio Report – Freedom’s Call)

Maine is now the fifteenth state to reduce its involvement in the federally funded curriculum called Common Core.

When it first released, 45 states and 4 territories completely adopted Common core and Minnesota partially accepted the program.

Only Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia rejected the federal agenda. A growing number of states pushed back against Common Core: four states have completely abandoned the program, others have paused implementation, and some have withdrawn from national testing.

Now nearly half of the states are no longer in lockstep with the federal plan. Maine’s bill states, “The method of assessment must be selected with direct input from education stakeholders and must specifically address the needs of students and citizens of the state.



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