Standards

Anti-Common-Core Effort Crops Up in Mich., Dies in Ala. Legislature

By Catherine Gewertz — March 22, 2013 1 min read

A push to undo Alabama’s adoption of the common standards has been defeated.

We reported to you not long ago that the bill had been voted down in the Alabama Senate. Now it’s been killed in the House as well, at the subcommittee level, according to the Associated Press.

In Michigan, meanwhile, a state representative has introduced a bill that would force the state to unravel its adoption. According to local press reports, lawmakers entertained arguments for and against the standards in a hearing on Wednesday. Opponents included figures who have been making the rounds doing likewise in a few other state legislatures, as my colleague Andrew Ujifusa has reported. More details about the Michigan common-core hearing are in the Detroit Free Press.

The Michigan board of education issued a statement in support of protecting the state’s common-core adoption.

If you’re wonky enough to enjoy keeping up with anti-common-core legislation from state to state (like we are—with a special nod to our own Andrew Ujifusa here—), you might want to bookmark EdWeek’s new Bill Status Tracker, which does just that.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.