Has Your State Adopted the National Common Core Standards?
The common core standards were not developed by the federal government but by states contrary to popular belief. These national standards were developed from the most rigorous state standards to help students compete in the global economy. Having national standards will help states share curriculum, professional development, lessons, tests, and the like. Most states have already adopted these standards to gain a share of the 3.4 billion that the Obama administration offered to states that signed up by August 2nd, 2010. Although many states have adopted the national common core standards, they will not be immediately implemented. The core standards will be implemented in transition. The only states not to have adopted the common core standards yet are Alaska, Texas, Virginia, Maine, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana, and Washington. For more information on the commom core standards visit: http://corestandards.org/frequently-asked-questions and http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/education/21standards.html?_r=1.