New Jersey Senate to Vote on Slowing Common Core on Thursday

Via Asbury Park Press:

Gov. Chris Christie may have a bill on his desk by the of the week that delays by at least two years the use of new student assessments linked to the Common Core state standards.

The state Senate has scheduled a vote for Thursday afternoon on legislation (A3081) that establishes an Education Review Task Force to analyze the Common Core standards, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments and the use of students’ test results in evaluating teachers.

It seems unlikely Christie would support the bill, but he has indicated he’ll be making an announcement related to Common Core and PARCC, such as changes to the program done through an executive order, at some point over the next few days.

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  • Janice Lenox

    Hi,
    And so the plot thickens. The Senate did not vote last week on S2154, by the way that was the third time they didn’t vote. Christie signed an Executive Order yesterday, E.O. 159. A four page piece of nothingness to satisfy the teachers unions. Do we pick up our toys and go home? Not this Grandmother! The crusade continues and we will not yield to the political game.