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Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core Standards
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state‚Äôs waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second state ever to lose its waiver from the law.
As Caitlin Emma of Politico reports, Indiana, on the contrary, was granted a one-year extension of its waiver from NCLB because, though Gov. Mike Pence (R) declared he was the first governor to repeal the Common Core standards, his state‚Äôs replacement standards are remarkably similar to the Common Core and, as such, still met the requirements for the waiver....