Tantasqua has continued its push against the implementation of the Common Core standards, currently being phased in across the state (including Worcester) as a part of the state's acceptance of Race to the Top funds.* The Tantasqua school committee is (remarkably) unified in its view that the Core is a watering down of the Massachusetts state frameworks, developed as a result of the 1993 Education Reform Act.
*to be clear: the funds were not contingent on the change being made. However, Massachusetts did not receive funds in the first round of the Race to the Top competition, in large part due to the state's refusal to accept these standards. After the state board voted in favor, Massachusetts received funds in the second round.