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North Carolina’s schools chief wants a review of the state’s K-12 Common Core standards, with a goal of getting rid of them.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson said this week that his Department of Public Instruction will survey teachers and parents about the language arts and math standards that comprise Common Core.

Johnson says he opposes Common Core, which was first approved by the State Board of Education in 2010 and reaffirmed in 2017.

Johnson is making the pitch while running for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in next month’s primary. Common Core critics complain it’s a nationalization of education policy and standards.

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