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In Strong Common-Core Endorsement, NEA and Firm Unveil Curricula by ‘Master Teachers’

The National Education Association and the for-profit firm BetterLesson today unveiled a jointly designed, $7 million free platform with more than 3,000 lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards—a move that comes concurrent with NEA’s strongest endorsement yet for the standards. The standards have been politically attacked in the states—and by some of the union’s own members—but in an interview, the union’s president challenged naysayers to produce a better alternative.