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Texas’ Math Standards are Almost Identical to the Common Core, which is Illegal in the State

Karen Demore booms. She stomps. She makes a mess. She’s one of those teachers kids can’t get enough of. 

On a recent Tuesday, she stood at the back of her cluttered third-grade math classroom, presiding over a set of scales weighed down on one side with two textbooks—1 kilogram total. The kids ran around the room, eagerly looking for objects that would balance the other side. They jostled into a line and then took turns gingerly placing their chosen objects on the scale.