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“Our recent study of the Common Core controversy on Twitter showed that the Standards debate is largely a political proxy war about other contentious education issues rather than about the quality of the Standards themselves. In this vein, Governor Christie’s move away from the Common Core should be viewed as a political, not educational, decision. These standards are infused with a lot of the latest research on how students learn, and re-crafting them is no small task. When the smoke clears, New Jersey will likely rebrand the Common Core as its own, and not really change much about them. So they will be called the New Jersey Core Standards, but will still be largely aligned with the CCSS."