Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

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Kentucky senate considering bill to nullify common core

SB224 declares that the Commonwealth of Kentucky “shall not implement the academic content standards for English language arts and mathematics developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative and copyrighted by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.” The bill also goes on to ban state participation in the Next Generation Science Standards Initiative and refuses any nationalized assessments related to the banned programs.

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Louisiana Bills Would Nullify Common Core

Two bills that would nullify the controversial Common Core educational standards have been introduced in the Louisiana State House of Representatives.

HB556 and HB557 would stop all state involvement with Common Core. The bills were introduced on Feb. 27 by Reps. Cameron Henry (R-82) and Jerome Richard (I-55). They were promptly moved to the Education Committee where they will need to pass through a majority before they can be voted upon by the whole house.

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