Sen. Lamar Alexander Misleads on Common Core

A recent story in the Tennessean featured Sen. Lamar Alexander trumpeting his proposed reforms to No Child Left Behind. And in doing so, he mischaracterized how Common Core adoption works at the state level.
Alexander, who is on track to become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Republican-controlled Senate, last year introduced a rewrite of the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind bill that he has hailed as transferring “100 percent” States already have 100% decision-making authority on the Common Core. of decision-making on items such as Common Core academic standards and other policies to states.…

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