US sanctions Oklahoma for ditching Common Core education standards; teacher layoffs possible

  • by: JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 28, 2014 - 6:25 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.

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