College Leaders to Support Common Core State Standards
To voice their support for the Common Core, more than 200 higher-education leaders from 30 states created the Higher Ed or Higher Standards coalition. The group’s intention is to “reverse anti-Common Core sentiments in their respective state capitals.” The formation of the coalition comes on the heals of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Indiana’s formal rejection of the standards.
The project is part of the Collaborative for Student Success which receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a prominent financial supporter of the Common Core.
Members of the collation include mostly administrators of public colleges and universities. Since there is no formal body to direct action, it will be up to coalition members to plan among themselves.
For full story, see The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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