Rediscovering The Tenth Amendment?

It is not often the Tenth Amendment gets mention during a legislative committee meeting. Even less often is it referred to accurately or in a positive way.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to see this occur at a Washington House Education Committee meeting discussing the role of the federal government in education during a presentation by Lee Posey, federal affairs counsel for National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Michigan’s Common Core Substitute Bill is Written to Perpetuate Federal Control

In April, the Tenth Amendment Center reported on a Michigan Senate bill that would have removed the state from Common Core standards. As originally written, it contained provisions explicitly banning Common Core from being re-implemented under a new euphemism. However, a proposed substitute version of the bill would allow a re-branded version of Common Core standards to emerge as their recommended replacement.

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Mississippi Republican Leadership Helps Status Quo, Rejects Bills to Withdraw from Common Core

JACKSON, Miss. (March 4, 2016) – This year, several bills were introduced in the Mississippi legislature that would have rejected the Common Core education standards and replaced them with local and state alternatives. Unfortunately, they were killed by Republican House and Senate leadership without receiving┬áso much as a vote or even a committee hearing.

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Indiana bill can help bring down common core

Indiana Bill Could Bring Down Common Core in the State

In 2014, Indiana legislators moved forward with a bill that was intended to withdraw the state from Common Core. However, the final version passed included a requirement for the new state standards to be in compliance with Federal standards under the No Child Left Behind Act. A new bill would amend the law, removing this provision.

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