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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Michigan Senate Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core After Child’s Compelling Testimony

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.

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Republican-Dominated South Dakota Legislature Fails Constitution, Maintains Status Quo

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:

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To the Governor’s Desk: West Virginia Passes Bill to End Common Core; Potential Loopholes Remain

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.

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