Radio Made in Michigan
6:26 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

A debate on the merits of 'Common Core' education

Since 2010, Michigan and most other states have been moving toward what are called "Common Core" state standards.  It’s a movement that aims to create consistent learning goals for school kids across the United States.  

Michigan is now among a growing list of states beginning to discuss whether to drop out of Common Core.  Republican State Representative Tom McMillin has filed a bill that would do just that. Among other concerns, McMillin — and some others -- fear that Common Core means giving up too much local control over school curricula.

State Rep. Tom McMillan discusses the issue with a Common Core advocate, MSU education professor Bill Schmidt

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