The Michigan Legislature is on the verge of passing what is poised to be the strongest anti-Common Core bill to date, but progress seems to be stalled.
Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, will be joined next week by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing legislation to repeal Common Core in Michigan.
The Michigan Senate today voted 24-14 to approve the Michigan Department of Education budget with State Representative Tom McMillin's amendment that prevents the department from spending money to implement the Common Core State Standards. Local school districts can still spend money from their budgets to implement it if they wish. McMillin said that the language […]
Update: I was just told that today’s education omnibus budget did NOT contain language for defunding the Common Core that they will be voting on that next week. Sorry for jumping the gun, I thought I had reliable information and didn’t realize there was more than one education spending bill. Also, I learned that Governor […]
Below is an excerpt from a Michigan Information and Research Service report (subscription-based) last night. A conference committee was originally scheduled to meet at 8:45 a.m. this morning to consider the MDE budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. But by the end of the day, Sen. Howard WALKER (R-Traverse City) reported that the meeting has […]
Stop Common Core in Michigan is organizing a rally next week to push for the defunding of the Common Core. As you may remember the Michigan House voted to defund its implementation in the state. It will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 8:30p – 3:00p (EDT) with activities throughout the day. 9:30a The […]
Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) came out in favor of the Common Core State Standards at a town hall meeting with Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Detroit yesterday. AP reports: Some Republicans and conservatives want to remove Michigan schools from the set of national educational standards and testing for K-12 students. But the Republican governor said […]
That is a question asked by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog. She writes: Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why? Duncan made the appeal, which was reported by Education Week, […]
The Michigan House passed an education budget bill with an amendment that stops state funding for the implementation of the Common Core and its assessments.
It seems that editorial boards in states where there is an active piece of legislation targeting the Common Core are realizing the problems behind the Common Core. Add The Detroit News to that list. Michigan State Representative Tom McMillian (R-Rochester Hills) introduced HB 4276 to the Michigan House of Representatives which would prohibit the implementation […]