About Common Core State Standards

Update: Here are 14 reasons why we need to repeal the Common Core from the Iowa Core.

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) together formed the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) to develop a set of academic standards to be used in common across all states.  The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of learning standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  These standards, if adopted by a state, will replace existing state standards in these subject areas.   You can download the standards by visiting the Common Core State Standards Initiative website.

Below is a document about the Common Core State Standards that you can read, share and download.

Common Core State Standards Primer
 

Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation created a video that highlights the problem with national standards.

Iowa’s State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards on July 29, 2010 (Iowa BOE CCSS Approval Minutes).