September 11 | Sacramento Bee

By Dan Walters

... The shift of the state’s schools into a Common Core set of standards gives the CTA, et al., an opportunity to undo what they don’t like. A bill backed by the unions, their perpetual ally, state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson, and Gov. Jerry Brown would suspend almost all academic testing immediately and then, the sponsors say, reinstate it in alignment with Common Core in a couple of years.

Thus, were the legislation [AB484] to be enacted, everything that stems from testing and that the unions dislike would also be suspended and, it’s widely believed, be quietly killed.

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