Bill Requiring Review of Common Core Advances in Oklahoma House

Oklahoma CapitolA bill designed to review the Common Core State Standards in Oklahoma advances in the Oklahoma House. House Bill 1907 creates a Common Core Task Force passed yesterday on a 6-0 vote in the Oklahoma House Rules Committee.  

This bill was authored by State Representative Bobby Cleveland (R-District 20).  The task force’s purpose is to “study the issues involved in adopting, implementing and aligning state subject matter curriculum with the K-12 Common Core State Standards, developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.”  They will also explore the costs of implementing the Common Core and this task force is subject to Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act and Open Records Act.

This will basically slow the implementation of the Common Core and provide accountability that was lacking in the initial process.

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