Letter to the Editor:
This letter is in response to last week’s letter, titled “Resist government control of education.”
The writer piqued my curiosity about the process for making and implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). So I went to my search engine and typed in “Who wrote the Common Core State Standards?”
This process started in 2008. At this time, the No Child Left Behind initiative left it up to the states to develop standards for education. Wisconsin did this. Academic standards varied widely from state to state.
The Common Core idea originated with the National Governors’ Association. A member of this association proposed an initiative to develop an internationally competitive education system. A task force was developed and a report was published, “Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring