Dr. Susan Berry
January 6, 2014
As the Common Core State Standards have become increasingly controversial, the state of Connecticut is now offering a $1 million contract to one of four public relations companies that are vying to promote the new standards within the state.
According to CT News Junkie, the names of the four companies have been exempt from public disclosure under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information statutes. Two education stakeholders, however, have acknowledged that informing parents and the public about Common Core will prevent “misunderstandings” in the future.
“The Common Core will provide a clearer, deeper understanding of what our students will need to know when they enter the global marketplace,” said Robert Rader, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. “It gives them enough information so they can make good decisions in the future.”