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Arizona Ready Education Council Chairman Craig Barrett addresses a room full of people associated with local education Wednesday.

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Craig Barrett, chairman of the Arizona Ready Education Council, got a somewhat frosty reception in Kingman Wednesday from local educators reluctant to believe the lofty promises they've heard.The major goal of Arizona Ready is to implement common core standards in order to ready students for careers and college, but local educators seem to be taking a show-me-something approach.