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Common Core state-led initiative, not federal

April 12, 2013
The Alpena News

Despite the statements in a recent letter, the Common Core State Standards are not a federal initiative, accepted by only a few states. These standards - a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through grade 12 - are the work of a consortium of state education leaders, with states voluntarily agreeing to implement them. Forty-five states have adopted them, including Michigan, which adopted the standards in 2010.



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