Aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over seven years according to a new study published by¬†Pioneer Institute, the¬†American Principles Project, and the¬†Pacific Research Institute of California. This does not include additional spending for reforms to help students¬†meet¬†the new standards.
‚ÄúVery few of the states that adopted Common Core vetted the costs and benefits beforehand,‚ÄĚ said Theodor Rebarber, lead contributor to the analysis,¬†National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards. ‚ÄúWhile test-development costs will be covered by federal grants, these states are also likely to see their overall expenditures increase significantly.‚ÄĚ
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