Author Topic: High cost of Common Core has states rethinking the national education standards  (Read 294 times)

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« Last Edit: February 06, 2014, 07:42:54 AM by rangerrebew »
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States will spend up to an estimated $10 billion up front, then as much as $800 million per year for the first seven years that the controversial program is up and running. Much of the cost is on new, Common Core-aligned textbooks and curriculum, but the added expenses also include teacher training, technology upgrades, testing and assessment. The figures are taking states by surprise.

This would necessarily happen under any new set of standards, so it has nothing to do with the fact that the standards being introduced are the Common Core standards.  There is little merit or rationality to this attack on Common Core; rather, the people who should be attacked are those state legislators and administrative staff who failed to do very basic homework to figure out what this change was likely to cost their states.


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