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Okla. Court Asked to Toss Repeal of Common Core
A petition from members of the Oklahoma board of education, as well as parents and teachers, is asking the state's highest court to throw out a new law that repeals the Common Core State Standards. The petition, filed June 25, claims that the law gives the state legislature too much power over the standards-adoption process.
Robert McCampbell, the lawyer for the petitioners, told the state Supreme Court that while lawmakers have a role to play in education, the new law "goes beyond setting policy and would have the legislature involved in actually administering what would be happening inside Oklahoma classrooms."
A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin told The Oklahoman that the governor hopes the repeal of common core will stand, even if the court takes action on the legislature's new powers.
Vol. 33, Issue 36, Page 4Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Okla. Court Asked to Toss Repeal of Common Core