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Amid controversy, Common Core shows promise [Editorial]
Odds are, if it wasn't for the arrest of Ellicott City's Robert Small at a state hearing in Towson on the Common Core, the new standards wouldn't be getting the attention they are. But since nothing draws attention more than a video that goes viral, Small's arrest after verbally challenging officials at the meeting and the subsequent dropping of charges put the Common Core front and center.
October 9, 2013