Texas legislation would effectively nullify Common Core in the state

Two bills introduced in the Texas State House would officially kick the national Common Core State Standards out of the State’s classrooms, effectively nullifying its implementation. Introduced by Rep. Dan Huberty, House Bill 741 (HB741) would allow for the creation of state education assessment standards while prohibiting the adoption or implementation of Common Core standards. HB741 represents a nation-wide attempt to…

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Illegal “No Child” Waivers Should Raise Much Louder Alarms

If the outcry over unilateral executive moves we’ve seen over the last few years remains consistent, Obamacare and immigration are likely to keep sucking up most of Republicans’ attention and the media’s coverage. But just as sweeping have been executive waivers issued from the hated No Child Left Behind Act – really the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – that have been instrumental in connecting numerous states to, among other things, the Common Core national curriculum standards.

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Kentucky Bill would Effectively Nullify Common Core

FRANKFORT, KY., November 13, 2014 – A bill introduced in the Kentucky state house would ban the state from continuing its participation in the Common Core educational standards and penalize districts that continue them. House Bill 33 (HB33), originally prefiled by State Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill), would represent a sharp turnaround for Kentucky should it pass into…

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