Survey: States sticking with Common Core standards

Associated Press SHARE

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new survey finds that states are going forward with new education standards despite some objections.

The Center on Education Policy said Wednesday that 37 of the 40 states that responded to its survey considered it unlikely that they would reverse, limit or change their decision to adopt the Common Core education standards.

The new standards for reading, writing and math replace a hodgepodge of educational goals that had varied from state to state. The federal government wasn't involved in the state-led effort to develop them but has encouraged the project. While proponents say they'll better prepare students, critics worry they'll set a national curriculum.

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution calling the standards an "inappropriate overreach." Legislation opposing the standards also has sprung up in several states.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.