June 10, 2013 12:00 AM

Separating fact from fiction about Common Core education standards

A backlash against the Common Core educational standards for grade school has hit the radio talk shows and Internet blogs in recent weeks. Some prominent conservatives, including talk show host Glenn Beck and writer-activist Phyllis Schlafly, have been attacking the effort as a dangerous threat from the Obama administration. Other conservatives, such as former governors Jeb Bush of Florida and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, support it. What are the facts behind the idea?

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