Posted by Joshua Cook
Last week activists in South Carolina voiced their opposition to the expansion of Common Core in their state. They believe that Common Core is another federal overreach that takes away yet another freedom in America.
There has been a growing battle in American over education for decades. The “right” has advocated school choice and parental involvement – like in charter schools – and educator accountability as solutions to the problem of diminishing standards. Meanwhile, the progressive “left” has promoted increased centralization, teachers unions and related policies.