A.B. Stoddard, Republican commentator and columnist for The Hill, is certainly
entitled to her opinion. That doesn’t give her license to perpetuate the oft-repeated myth of a federal “mandate” for the Common Core State Standards.
If he prevails, the Senate and then the House could reauthorize NCLB, producing not only a huge legislative victory, and reforming the nation’s ailing elementary and secondary education system but
killing off the politically toxic Common Core standards mandate in the process.