A brief update on exactly where the state stands with the Common Core State Standards to refresh our collective memory is probably in order.
Michigan’s Board of Education has adopted the educational standards designed for students across the country. But last spring the legislature, concerned primarily, although not exclusively about local control, made it impossible for the state to spend any money implementing the Common Core. At the time, Governor Snyder essentially said policy makers would revisit the issue in the Fall.
Well, it’s Fall.
'The standards are now starting to catch up'
Schools all over Michigan are back in session and integrating the standards into their classrooms, eager to get students ready to be tested on the new standards possibly as early as 2015. As for the politics, state lawmakers are likely to revisit the standards tomorrow.