A debate on the merits of 'Common Core' education

Mar 8, 2013

Since 2010, Michigan and most other states have been moving toward what are called "Common Core" state standards.  It’s a movement that aims to create consistent learning goals for school kids across the United States.  

Michigan is now among a growing list of states beginning to discuss whether to drop out of Common Core.  Republican State Representative Tom McMillin has filed a bill that would do just that. Among other concerns, McMillin — and some others -- fear that Common Core means giving up too much local control over school curricula.

State Rep. Tom McMillan discusses the issue with a Common Core advocate, MSU education professor Bill Schmidt