Digital textbooks ignite Common Core controversy

Digital textbooks ignite Common Core controversy

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -

The decision to buy or not buy digital textbooks in Cobb County has reignited a debate about accepting the Common Core standards.

It's a national policy that has turned into a political issue.

Supporters say new standards will make students more college- and career-ready, allow apple-to-apple state comparisons and ease the transition for students moving from one state to another.

Critics maintain that what began as a state-led initiative now has been overtaken by the federal government, which is linking adoption and adherence with grant money.

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