Federalization of Education in Alabama

Federalization of Education in Alabama

The Common Core State Standards (Common Core) are designed to unify state education curricula and better prepare students for college and the modern workforce. Despite its good intentions, the program raises serious legal questions, as three federal Acts prohibit the federal government from creating a nationalized, standardized curriculum.Alabama may agree with many of the standards outlined in the Common Core, but it should not be forced to agree with all of them as a condition for receiving federal funds or receiving waivers to avoid complying with burdensome NCLB requirements.