Why Common Core Is Gutting Educational Freedom

Cato Sponsor e‐​Briefing
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

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Common Core – national school curriculum standards – is coming to a school near you. So why haven’t many citizens heard of it until recently? Most states adopted the Core in 2010 to compete for $4.35 billion in Race to the Top funds. States had to promise to adopt the Core before the final standards were even published. Now that the standards are hitting school districts, citizens are scrutinizing the Core and some states are moving to slow or end implementation. The attempt to implement such sweeping policy without discussion or debate has failed. The backlash is in full swing. Cato scholar Neal McCluskey will discuss why national curriculum standards are bad public policy and argue that ballooning opposition is fully warranted.

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