COMMON CORE COSTS
COSTS: A cost analysis was never completed prior to adopting the Standards and the Legislature was by-passed regardless of the cost to the State. Accountability Works, Inc. estimates national costs to be $16 billion over seven years, with $7 billion spent in the early years. South Carolina costs are estimated to be $275 million. All are unfunded mandates. The State Board of Education has admitted that the online testing requirements will cause increased spending for local school boards and the State (i.e.: taxpayers).