Highlights from the Attorney General’s Common Core Report

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Let’s dispel with the fear-mongering surrounding education and the Common Core standards. Here are the highlights from the report, as well a cautionary note for where our focus should lie. On Tuesday afternoon, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes released a report on legal questions surrounding Common Core. Before he had even completed the press conference, activists had already started using his comments as fodder to support their preconceived positions. Haters gonna hate. And activists are gonna activate. None of them had read the report, let alone considered that the report was…

Thoughts on Utah Policy’s Common Core Poll

Last week, the Utah Policy poll on Common Core was all over the news.  The tidbit often highlighted was that while 41% of Utahns strongly or somewhat oppose the Common Core, only 21% correctly identified where the Common Core standards originated. While I found this fact interesting, I had a few other thoughts on the poll and related  articles: First, the poll fails to address a number of quite relevant questions about the public’s knowledge on Common Core.  Maybe more data from the poll will be released, but it seems to be missing some…