Schools Struggle To Pay For Common Core Implementation
School starts back up in most Valley districts over the next few weeks, and when students get back in the classroom, they will be facing new standards in English and math, if they have not already started with them. The state education department said this is the year for full implementation of the Common Core standards, with the new test that measures those standards to follow next school year. But that all costs money, and the new state budget does not allocate any money specifically to Common Core.
Dr. Heather Cruz, deputy superintendent of the Peoria Unified School District and Janice Palmer, director of governmental relations and public affairs for the Arizona School Boards Association, talk about how districts plan to pay for implementation.