Despite opposition from Common Core foes, Manchester school standards OK'd
Several of the opponents spoke against the standards during the public comment period, deriding them as being fundamentally similar, if not identical, to Common Core, the national education benchmarks that have drawn fire from conservatives around the country.
Other speakers produced charts indicating that for most grade levels, the English and math standards are 80 to 100 percent derived from Common Core.
“I would hope we table this and let the committee do further work on it,” he said. “The people opposed to Common Core have a lot of valid reasons for that.”
Ward 8 board member Erika Connors noted the start of school was fast approaching.
“School starts in three weeks,” she said. “Do we want another year in limbo? That doesn’t make any sense.”
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