Arizona State House Votes to Nullify Common Core, 34-23

PHOENIX (Mar. 12, 2015) – Yesterday, the Arizona state house passed a bill that would ban Common Core, nullifying its implementation. The vote was 34-23. Introduced by State Reps. Mark Finchem (R-11), Brenda Barton (R-6), Jay Lawrence (R-23), and Noel W. Campbell (R-1), House Bill 2190 (HB2190) would prohibit the state board of education from…

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Republicans Look to Revise No Child Left Behind when they Should be Working to Repeal

No Child left Behind (NCLB), the signature legislation of the George W. Bush Administration is now up for re-authorization.  Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions overseeing this review, said recently that he wanted to “put the responsibility back with states and local school districts” to…

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Montana State House Passes Bill to Ban Common Core

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 26, 2015) – The Montana house passed a bill today to essentially void the Common Core state standards and establish an “accreditation standards review council” that would determine new standards. The vote was 54-46. Introduced by State Rep. Debra Lamm (R-40) along with a number of co-sponsors, House Bill 377 (HB377) would discontinue…

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