Missouri board holds first public hearing on new Common Core standards

Thirteen people testified at the state Board of Education hearing on standards, most of them either serving on or facilitating one of the eight work groups. Members of working groups, which consist of education professionals, parents and business leaders, are meeting to recommend new educational standards to take the place of the Common Core.

The Common Core standards — which have been adopted by 45 states, including Missouri — are meant to ensure students across the United States learn the same skills. Critics, especially some conservatives, have attacked the standards as an intrusion on local control of schools. The state board adopted the standards in 2010. Now, Missouri joins several states in starting to rewrite them.

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