On Wednesday, November 20, Hoover research fellow Williamson Evers testified before the Ohio House Education Committee on Common Core national curriculum-content standards. Those standards outline the information students are expected to learn and what they will be tested on as part of a system of standards and accountability. Evers’s arguments focused on how the current Common Core standards are noncompetitive and lag behind international standards, comparing the United States to other countries that use a common core and addressing concerns about student privacy and state independence. Evers, having served in several federal positions related to various aspects of education, has also testified before the Michigan subcommittee on Common Core Standards.
You can read Evers's testimony here.