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Friday, January 17, 2014

If Maryland needs 100 million to get ready for common core then how much will Florida?

From the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet: A new report from Maryland’s Education Department to the legislature says that the vast majority of schools in many of the state’s counties are not technologically prepared to give new online Common Core-aligned standardized tests and that at least $100 million will have to be spent by 2015 to get ready.

A few months ago new ed commissioner Pam Stewart said Common core would not cost anything extra despite the fact even common core supporters said it will cost in the hundreds of millions and other groups said possibly over a billion.

Before we continue shouldn’t we have an ho nest conversation about how much it is going to cost, where that money is going to come from and if Common Core is the best use of our limited resources?

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