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Common Core Standards–Terms of Use

I know that if you are like me, you are so relieved that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has created the Common Core State Standards so that we will know what to teach next year.  Without them, I would have really been a floundering mental catastrophe next year. While most people have probably already examined the Standards that will effect your grade and subject, not everyone has probably made it to the “fine print.”  I thought I would include it here for you.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use govern your use of this site, which is provided by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). By accessing this site, you are indicating your acknowledgment and acceptance of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change by NGA Center and CCSSO at any time at their discretion. Your use of this site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the changes.

Disclaimer

NGA Center and CCSSO do not warrant, endorse, approve or certify the information on this site, nor do they make any representation as to the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary on your part…

NGA Center and CCSSO assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of the information contained herein…

Limitation on Liability

NGA Center and CCSSO, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, service providers, content providers, employees, agents, officers, and directors will not be liable for any incidental, direct, indirect, punitive, actual, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages, including loss of revenue or income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or similar damages, even if NGA Center and CCSSO have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Let’s just look at a couple of lines…

“NGA Center and CCSSO do not… endorse, approve or certify the information on this site…”  Ummmmm….they don’t approve their own work?

“…nor do they make any representation as to the accuracy, completeness, efficacy…” Ummmm…no efficacy? Meaning they won’t say that using the standards will have positive results?

“NGA Center and CCSSO…will not be liable for…pain and suffering, emotional distress, or similar damages, even if NGA Center and CCSSO have been advised of the possibility of such damages.”  Ummmmm…there goes the lawsuit that was going to fund my retirement.

Next post…the very fine print about the Common Core Standards that is not included on their website.  

3 comments

  1. The only problem that will be identified regarding “efficacy” will be the teachers who are now implementing these core standards. Sigh.

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