Common Core

Has Crapo gone soft on Common Core?

Has Idaho’s senior senator changed his views on the controversial academic standards? In April, Crapo deferred to state leaders who support the standards. On Wednesday, Crapo called the Obama administration’s push for Common Core ‘alarming,’ and a possible step to nationalize the school system.

Crapo: An ‘alarming’ shift in Common Core

The Obama administration’s steps to push Common Core standards “are alarming and may present a dangerous path toward a federal takeover of state standards,” Sen. Mike Crapo writes in a guest opinion.

GOP passes ‘gutted’ Common Core language

The state’s Central Committee opposes “the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose.” But Republicans take no position on the controversial Common Core standards themselves

Core standards are right for Idaho students

The presidents of Idaho’s public, four-year institution of higher education signed this letter in support of Idaho Core Standards.

Indiana pauses Common Core. Now what?

Indiana has opted to put Common Core State Standards on hold — throwing the state’s school system into turmoil. The takeaway point: repealing or delaying the standards is a murky, messy proposition.

Common Core: Who’s for it, and who isn’t?

Where do the state’s key political leaders and stakeholders stand on the controversial Common Core standards? Here’s a deeper look, along with some key quotes.