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NC Lt. Gov. Questions 'Common Core'

NC Lt. Gov. Questions 'Common Core'
Posted June 5th, 2013 @ 11:22am

North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest released a video yesterday expressing concerns about federal education standards - called Common Core - from testing to funding.

"North Carolina is rushing to roll out a new educational standard that has not been field tested in any of our 115 school districts," he said.

Here's the video:

Forest said the costs of implementing the new program are unknown, and said there hasn't been due dilligence to properly budget for it.

To be sure, Common Core has scrambled the conventional political alliances. 

Teachers and parents are pushing back against what they see as cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all pedagogy.  Some education experts and teachers unions say it will raise standards for all kids across the USA.

Limited government folks bristle at the federal government's involvement in education, while some conservatives say it should be supported.

We'll talk with Lt. Gov. Forest today at 4:30 on the show.

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