August 2014
Publishers Weekly;8/11/2014, Vol. 261 Issue 32, p20
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The article discusses the decision of several U.S. states, including Oklahoma and South Carolina, to withdraw from the voluntary education standards system Common Core State Standards. The authors suggest that the decision will leave teachers with insufficient time and direction to prepare for the school year; that the decision marks the increasing politicisation of education; and the decision by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to moderate its support for the Standards.


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