Is the summer of 2013 for Common Core what the summer of 2010 was for the Affordable Care Act? As befits a state-level effort, the mostly conservative activists leading the charge against Common Core have focused more on state legislatures and less on town hall meetings that defined the fight against the 2010 health care overhaul. But it’s been a rough few weeks for at least one of the two Common Core testing groups. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers countered Indiana’s announcement Monday that it’s dropping out of the consortium with a list of 14 states (and Washington, D.C.) who have recommitted to field-testing the exams for the new common standards beginning next year. Absent from that list: Florida, where a battle over testing, and the standards, has raged within the state Republican Party, and Kentucky, a leader in adopting the Common Core that is still taking a “wait-and-see” approach to the common exams. The PARCC release:

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