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Weingarten: Common Core rollout ‘toxic’

By staff and wire services reports
December 5th, 2013

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten spoke on a wide range of issues — from the troubled implementation of Common Core education standards to bullying — Wednesday morning at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, RealClearPolitics reports. Asked about her previous comment that Common Core implementation is going worse than the Affordable Care Act rollout, Weingarten said she isn’t “a big believer in blame” but clarified that her objections stem from a lack of public involvement in the process. “The public wasn’t involved. Parents weren’t involved. The districts weren’t involved. … It became toxic,” she said of implementing the academic benchmarks — which she supports — that spell out the skills students should have at each grade level…

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