The Link Between Common Core and Texas Teaching Standards
Seeking to maintain local control of education, Texas legislators recently prohibited the use of Common Core standards in Texas classrooms.
Seeking to maintain local control of education, Texas legislators recently prohibited the use of Common Core standards in Texas classrooms. Instead of federal standards, state educators rely on standards called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Although there are some differences, the two standardized tests may have more in common than policymakers recognize, according to Randy Bomer, the curriculum and instruction chair at the University of Texas at Austin's College of Education. (KUT)
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