Manchester would need waiver to replace Common Core educational standard
When asked if a district could secure a waiver so that it would not lose funding, Education Department Chief of Staff Heather Gage said that would require further review.
Gage said funding isn’t at risk if districts don’t adopt all of the Common Core standards.
Starting this school year, teachers were using some Common Core standards in a pilot program for grades kindergarten through eight.
The school board’s move won positive reviews from Ann Marie Banfield, an education liaison with Cornerstone Action, the lobbying arm of a conservative advocacy organization.
“If Manchester says no to Common Core, why should they be forced to use a Common Core test?” Banfield said. “If they risk losing money, we have a serious problem in the state if they don’t have control over their schools.”
“As far as the assessment side of things, we do need to take time to study this in depth and be knowledgeable,” Livingston said.
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