With Waivers, National Standards Anything but Voluntary

With Waivers, National Standards Anything but Voluntary
Lindsey Burke  September 26, 2011  The Foundry  The Heritage Foundation

Now, the conditions-based NCLB waivers, with their requirement for national standards, get to the heart of the matter: The Common Core State Standards Initiative has been pushed as far as it has gotten in large part by federal dollars and pressure. This push for national standards and tests has become a federal enterprise—and a dangerous direction for our nation’s education system.