State Senator Mike Fair (R-Greenville) in an op/ed for the Greenville News yesterday wrote:

The Legislature never had a chance to review Common Core because the feds timed their deadlines for adopting them to fall when the Legislature wasn’t in session. So, to qualify for a shot at Race to the Top money in 2010, the (previous) state superintendent and the (previous) governor had to agree to adopt Common Core—standards that had not even been published yet.… By the way, SC wasn’t awarded Race to the Top money, so we sold our education birthright without even getting the mess of pottage.

Now that we’ve seen the Common Core, South Carolina needs to say “no thanks.”

HT: The Foundry

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