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Arizona Governor Seeks Review of Common Core Education Standards

Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, a critic of the Common Core, urged state education officials on Monday to re-evaluate those standards, adopted by the state and meant to guide what students learn from kindergarten through graduation. He said he saw them as an example of the federal government overstepping its bounds.

In a speech outlining his agenda to the State Board of Education, the governor did not call for repealing the Common Core, but instead asked the board to review the language and mathematics standards “in their entirety” and tailor the curriculum in ways to meet the needs of students in Arizona.