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Ala. Senate Halts Bill Against Common Core

By Andrew Ujifusa — March 26, 2013 1 min read

The Senate education committee in Alabama tabled a bill last week to require the state to drop the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and math, effectively killing the anti-common-core proposal for this session, according to the www.al.com.

The bill would have prevented the state board of education, which adopted the standards in 2010, from implementing or otherwise using the common core, which has been adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia. The bill had political momentum behind it. The Alabama Republican Party recently passed a resolution demanding that the state drop the common core, and there’s a companion bill in the state House of Representatives that would do the same thing.

State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice and business leaders have urged lawmakers not to abandon the standards.

A version of this article appeared in the March 27, 2013 edition of Education Week as Ala. Senate Halts Bill Against Common Core

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