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Common Core in Idaho: Who supports it? And who doesn’t?

Common Core — a series of standards in math and English language arts — is the hottest education topic in the nation, and in Idaho.

Most of Idaho’s political leaders and key stakeholders support Idaho Core Standards — Idaho’s version of Common Core. That includes most (but again, not all) of the state’s top elected officials.

And most education groups either support the change, or are at least neutral on the issue.

As Idaho moves closer to Common Core implementation this fall, we’ll be updating a running roundup on the issue. Here’s a link to what we know so far.


Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News ( Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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