Massachusetts’ Rejection of Common Core

Recent steps taken by the State and statements stemming from Mitchell Chester (the Commissioner of Education), show that Massachusetts will be stepping away from Common Core testing and standards. At his recommendation, the Board of Education has decided to drop the nationalized testing and develop one specifically for the State. As the leader in public education for the United States, Massachusetts’ leaving Common Core may set some precedent for others that have expressed interest in leaving the national education standards.

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