Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses an education conference Thursday sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a nonprofit he created as he left office. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

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Education experts faced off on the motion "Embrace the Common Core" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, moderated by John Donvan (center). Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

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