Common Core States 2020

The education initiative known as Common Core was initially adopted, in some states, as early as 2010, with Kentucky being the first state. Originally, 46 states passed laws adopting the Common Core standards in their schools.

Despite this almost universal ratification, implementation has been challenging, and even though many states have adopted it, through funding or protest issues, many have not yet been able to implement it into their schools.

The four states that never adopted the Standards are Virginia, Texas, Alaska, and Nebraska. The four states who have successfully withdrawn from the curriculum are Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, and South Carolina. These eight states are typically republican-controlled, implying there is some correlation between political party affiliation and rejection of common core.

While still technically adopted as the official curriculum, at least 16 states have begun or passed legislation to repeal the standards. Besides the four states listed above, 12 states are in the process of repealing Common Core.

These states, not shown on the map below are Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maryland. Assessing involvement and support for Common Core is extremely difficult because the newest data and mapping available is from 2014.

Furthermore, many of the states who have “repealed” the standards have adopted their own which are still in accord with the standards, and thus the relationship between the state and Common Core is extremely convoluted. It seems its fate in most states is no longer of interest to most people.

Minnesota was, at least originally, unique in their adoption of the Common Core Standards. They were the only ones to partially adopt it from the start as they used only the English standards and developed their own math standards.

There is no correlation between states that have adopted Common Core and their educational ranking.

Common Core States 2020

State 2020 Pop.
Alabama4,908,620
Alaska734,002
Arizona7,378,490
Arkansas3,039,000
California39,937,500
Colorado5,845,530
Connecticut3,563,080
Delaware982,895
District of Columbia720,687
Florida21,993,000
Georgia10,736,100
Hawaii1,412,690
Idaho1,826,160
Illinois12,659,700
Indiana6,745,350
Iowa3,179,850
Kansas2,910,360
Kentucky4,499,690
Louisiana4,645,180
Maine1,345,790
Maryland6,083,120
Massachusetts6,976,600
Michigan10,045,000
Minnesota5,700,670
Mississippi2,989,260
Missouri6,169,270
Montana1,086,760
Nebraska1,952,570
Nevada3,139,660
New Hampshire1,371,250
New Jersey8,936,570
New Mexico2,096,640
New York19,440,500
North Carolina10,611,900
North Dakota761,723
Ohio11,747,700
Oklahoma3,954,820
Oregon4,301,090
Pennsylvania12,820,900
Rhode Island1,056,160
South Carolina5,210,100
South Dakota903,027
Tennessee6,897,580
Texas29,472,300
Utah3,282,120
Vermont628,061
Virginia8,626,210
Washington7,797,100
West Virginia1,778,070
Wisconsin5,851,750
Wyoming567,025