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Can a President Donald Trump Get Rid of Common Core?

“Common Core is a total disaster. We can’t let it continue.”

So said presidential candidate Donald Trump in a campaign ad on his website.

To make sure there’s no confusion about where he stands on the learning standards that are now used by the vast majority of states, Trump also tweeted earlier this year:

“Get rid of Common Core — keep education local!”

The question for President-elect Trump and for the millions of teachers, parents and students living in Common Core states is pretty simple:

Can he do it? Can he get rid of the Core standards?