Overview of this lie

Date Originated: June of 2013
Categories: Education & Department of Education
Many in the Republican Party are falsely suggesting that the President's 'Common Core' education initiative is actually meant to turn the Education Department into a national school board. The main problem with this statement is that states are not required to adhere to the Common Core standards. It is a voluntary program that 45 states have opted to participate in, not a mandatory program that could turn the Education Department into a national school board.