Summertime as Good as Any For Staying Engaged in Common Core Standards Debate

Is the United States headed down a primrose path to national education standards? A couple weeks ago I brought your attention to the televised version of that debate going on here in Colorado.

Of course, there’s been a terrific back-and-forth between the Fordham Institute’s Mike Petrilli and the University of Arkansas’s Jay Greene.

The latest blast comes from the Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, who questions exactly how “voluntary” the Common Core Standards are and notes that two new states — Minnesota and Virginia — are bowing out of Race to the Top over just such concerns.

We’re heading into the heart of summer, which means it may not be near the top of your priority list or even on your radar screen. But I encourage you to stay tuned and get involved in this important debate, for the sake of kids like me.