Although supporters of the Common Core Standards say they’re raising the bar for education, controversy still remains here in Utah, as state leaders fight the perception that the initiative is a product of the federal government. Adopted by the Beehive State and 45 others, the standards focus on math and language arts. Today, the State Board of Education met with a sponsor of the Common Core to discuss some of the challenges and benefits educators are experiencing. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren has the details.
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