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On C-SPAN, a Civil Discourse on Common Core

C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program spent the better part of an hour Tuesday morning with a discussion of the Common Core State Standards. The guests were Michael J. Petrilli, the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, who is a strong supporter of the controversial standards; and Neal McCluskey, the associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, an opponent of the common core.

Moderator John McArdle explained that despite their differences on the issue, the two Washington think-tankers had co-written an op-ed in The Washington Times newspaper about the need to replace the acrimonious debate over common core with facts.