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It’s Not Too Late for States to Reject Common Core

The Daily Signal

If ever a motto expressed pride in state autonomy, it’s Iowa’s: “Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.”

That dedication to local control undergirds the growing opposition to Common Core—the latest effort to centralize education through national standards and tests that will define what is taught in every public school classroom in the Hawkeye State.

A 2013 survey by Professional Educators of Iowa found that 70 percent of its member educators believed Iowa should maintain its standards-setting autonomy. Only 27 percent felt Common Core would improve academic achievement.

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