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Oklahoma Speaker T.W. Shannon coming out against Common Core

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A tweet from the Oklahoma Speaker of the House is all the buzz in state education circles. Here’s what T.W. Shannon said Wednesday:

Common Core is a set of national education standards that many states have adopted, including Oklahoma. It was adopted here as part of the Race to the Top grant competition in 2010 but hasn’t been implemented by all Oklahoma school districts yet.

I asked for a response to Speaker Shannon from state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi, and her spokeswoman sent this:

Superintendent Barresi looks forward to continuing discussions with Speaker Shannon about the work of the Department of Education to ensure more rigorous Oklahoma academic standards for the success of Oklahoma’s children.

Speaker Shannon tweeted about Common Core again today, and he linked to this story.

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