Brute government: Feds go gloves-off with Oklahoma over Common Core

Brute government: Feds go gloves-off with Oklahoma over Common Core

[Ed. – Be ashamed, America.  Be very ashamed.]

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’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second state ever to lose its waiver from the law. …

Fallin signed a repeal bill of the Common Core standards in early June that also allowed her state to return to its previous PASS standards. …

The loss of the waiver means that 100 percent of Oklahoma students must be performing math and reading at grade level at most schools by this school year. … Those schools that fall short will have to take steps toward improvement, which could include a total reconfiguration of the staff or a private or state takeover of the school.

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Oklahoma will also have to set aside about $29 million in federal Title I dollars to pay for tutoring, school choice, and professional development. …

Oklahoma state House leaders…commented on the Obama administration’s punitive action toward the state.

“I challenge the U.S. Dept. of Education to ‘demonstrate’ that Common Core is college and career ready in Oklahoma before they begin dictating how we run our state’s education system,” said Rep. Jason Nelson (R) in a statement emailed to Breitbart News. “They can’t do it. Each state’s college remediation requirements are different and they have absolutely no idea if Common Core meets their own requirements.”

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