The Arizona State Board of Education voted to approve yet another rebrand of the Common Core. You may remember former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s executive order changing their name. This time the same board which approved Common Core is in charge of its review.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports:
The State Board of Education has voted to create a committee to review Arizona’s Common Core standards for math and reading.
The committee will hold public hearings and oversee English and math experts who will draft the language of the new standards before the end of the 2015 school year.
The board voted 9-1 to create the 17-member committee that will include business owners, college deans, parents, teachers and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Douglas built her primary and general election campaigns on her opposition to the standards.
Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey asked the Board to review the standards and reject the parts that don’t make sense last month.
If Governor Ducey was serious about opposing Common Core like he said when he was campaigning he would ask the board to reject them outright and start over.
I’m not going to hold my breath anything meaningful will come out of this process. If so I will be delightfully surprised.