The state of Missouri has the second-most highest standards for schools in the nation. If so, why adopt the Common Core federal standards? Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff answered that question this morning on the KZRG Morning News Watch:
"One of the problems with not having a common standard across the country is textbooks. These companies that make the textbooks don't make them for every state, they write them for two states, essentially... Texas and California, the largest markets. We end up having to find books that fit our standards, and they usually don't line up exactly."
You can hear the full interview in the Featured Audio section at NewsTalkKZRG.com.