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Christie Caught In The Middle Of Common Core Argument

What started out as a shared goal of improving academic standards to prepare students for college and the workforce has collided with ideological differences over states’ rights and rigid opposition to President Obama.

Caught in the middle is Gov. Christie, a possible presidential contender in 2016 who has made education reform a pillar of his tenure but who must be careful not to alienate potential conservative supporters now denouncing the standards as federal encroachment on the classroom.