Last Thursday during a speech at Burlington County College, Governor Christie renounced his commitment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the guidelines that lay out what students should know by the end of each grade in language arts and math. Christie said, "it's time to have standards that are even higher" than the Common Core, adding that it's time to "wrest [power] away from the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C."
What does Christie's reversal on a key item of his education platform mean for New Jersey's schools, students, and teachers? Can the N.J. Department of Education absorb this change in direction? And will this shift improve the odds for the Governor's foundering presidential hopes?Read the rest here.
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