PHOENIX (Feb. 25, 2014) – A bill to stop implementation of Common Core Standards in Arizona passed out of its final Senate committee yesterday and will move on to the full Senate for consideration.
Sponsored by Sen. Al Melvin, SB1310 would end Common Core in the Grand Canyon State.
A. Notwithstanding any other law, the state board of education shall not implement the common core standards. Any rules previously adopted by the state board of education that conflict with this subsection are void on the effective date of this section.
B. Notwithstanding any other law, the state board of education may not adopt or revise curricular standards in a manner that would effectively implement the common core standards. Any rules previously adopted by the state board of education that conflict with this subsection are void on the effective date of this section.
The Senate Rules Committee unanimously deemed SB1310 proper for consideration.
While touted as a state initiative, the federal government involves itself deeply in both the formulation and implementation of Common Core. Constitutionally, the federal government should not be involved in education at all.
Arizona follows in the footsteps of other states such as New Hampshire, Indiana and Florida pushing back against this latest federal power-grab. Largely unbeknownst to the American public, Common Core gives the feds the power to collect all kinds of data from children, including Social Security numbers, blood type, records of school attendance, supposed learning disabilities, religious affiliation, disciplinary records, parents’ income information. The curriculum also eschews classic literature in favor of drab, government technical manuals.
For more information on nullifying Common Core, click HERE.
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