CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 19, 2015) – A New Hampshire bill to prohibit the state from requiring implementation of Common Core education standards passed the state Senate last week.
SB101 succinctly states that Common Core “shall not be required by the department of education or the state board of education to be implemented in any school or school district in this state.”
The full Senate overrode the Education Committee’s “inexpedient to legislate” vote and passed SB101 on a voice vote on Feb. 12. The legislation now moves on to the House for consideration.
While advanced as a state initiative, the federal government deeply involves itself in both the formulation and implementation of Common Core, primarily through stimulus funding. When you follow the money, it becomes clear that Common Core is a national program.
Constitutionally, the federal government should not involve itself in education at all.
While SB101 wouldn’t be an express prohibition on Common Core in the state, it would bring the final decision of its implementation to a local level, allowing each school district to make its own determination. Bills like SB101 wrest control of education from the federal government and puts it back under control of state and local governments where it rightfully belongs.
For New Hampshire: To support this bill, follow the steps at THIS LINK
All Other States: Take steps to stop common core HERE.