LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 27, 2016) – Yesterday, an important Michigan Senate committee passed a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core standards after compelling testimony by a 7-year-old boy. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.Details
AUGUSTA, Maine (Apr. 14, 2016) – The Maine House failed to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would have removed the state from standardized testing related to Common Core. But efforts elsewhere show a path forward even despite the veto.Details
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Apr. 13, 2015) – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to remove the state from any standardized testing related to Common Core. But efforts elsewhere show a path forward even without a veto override.Details
While many state legislators have been reluctant to pull their states out of the Common Core educational standards, a growing number of New Yorkers are taking matters into their own hands. Parents and students, with support from some teachers, are opting out of testing in growing numbers.Details
PIERRE, S.D. (March 28, 2016) – South Dakota State House and Senate leadership maintained the unconstitutional status quo. It killed five bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies, squandering several golden opportunities for common sense reform in the Mount Rushmore State.
The rundown of key legislation that failed in South Dakota this year is as follows:Details
CHARLESTON, Wv. (Mar. 21, 2015) – A bill introduced in the West Virginia House to withdraw the state from Common Core standards passed a State vote. Having previously passed in the House, it is slated for the Governor’s desk. However, alterations were made during the process that could impact the effect of the bill.Details
Massachusetts Bill to Terminate Common Core Standards Stalls in Committee, May be Decided by Voters in November
BOSTON, Mass. (Mar. 18, 2015) – A Massachusetts House bill to terminate Common Core educational standards, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state, has stalled in committee and will likely need more signatures to appear on the ballot in November.Details
BATON ROUGE, Lou. (Mar. 11, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Louisiana Senate would withdraw the state from Common Core standards and restore local control, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.Details
LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 10, 2016) – Two bills introduced in the Michigan legislature would withdraw the state from Common Core standards, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.Details
Virginia HB259 – setting the foundation to prevent “the Board of Education from replacing the educational objectives known as the Standards of Learning with Common Core State Standards” – originally passed the House 77-22.