Bill Filed in Kentucky House to Repeal Common Core and NGSS

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Kentucky State Representative Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill) prefiled a bill in the Kentucky House back in September that would repeal the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards in the state of Kentucky. Here is the language of the bill.  AN ACT relating to public school standards. Create a new section to KRS […]

South Carolina Rejects Next Generation Science Standards

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The South Carolina Department of Education sent this press release out yesterday: Columbia, SC – Today, Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education, announced that South Carolina has rejected the Common Core Science Standards and adopted new, high-level standards. “I am pleased to announce that we have rejected the Common Core Science Standards and adopted […]

Wyoming: A Time Sensitive Petition for Your Science Standards

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Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core sent this email out to its members yesterday. TIME-SENSITIVE Petition for Science Standards The State Board of Education meets on Friday, April 11th in Casper.  They will be discussing the science standards for Wyoming students.  Despite the Legislature and Governor passing a budget amendment (see page 188 of PDF) to […]

Wyoming Prevents Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards

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(Cheyenne, WY) Citizens across Wyoming participating in a grassroots education movement celebrated one small victory as the legislative session drew to a close last week. An amendment to the budget was passed, which will prevent the State Board of Education from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. This will provide an opportunity for the State […]

Kentucky Bills Filed to Stop Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

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Richard Innes of The Bluegrass Institute informed me that there are two bills that have been filed related to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The first bill, Kentucky House Bill 215 calls for dropping the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, reasserts state sovereignty over education, and […]

Kentucky Delays Next Generation Science Standards; Social Studies Standards

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Interesting development out of Kentucky.  Kentucky’s State Board of Education also adopted the Next Generation Science Standards despite a lot of criticism.  A legislative committee voted against it 5-1.  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said they would be adopting regardless. It looks like somebody’s putting the brakes on the implementation.  The Kentucky School Board Association reports […]

Complaint Against Science Standards Filed in Federal Court

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(Topeka, KS) On September 26 Citizens for Objective Public Education, Inc. (COPE) filed suit in federal court against the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education to enjoin implementation of science standards designed for all students in the US. The Complaint was filed in Topeka, Kansas, in the U.S. District […]

McMillin Introduces Anti-Next Generation Science Standards Bill in Michigan

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Michigan State Representative Tom McMillin (R-District 45) introduced H.B. 4972 last week.  It is co-sponsored by State Representatives Bob Genetski (R-District 80), Greg MacMaster (R-District 105), Ken Goike (R-District 33) and Ray Franz (District 101).  The bill, if passed would forbid both the Michigan State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education from […]

Why State Legislatures Should Decide Standards

At a Common Core forum I participated in on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, SD, State Senator Phyllis Heineman (R-Sioux Falls), said that the South Dakota Legislature “never set content standards.”  She noted that has always been up to the State Board of Education. She said that was done to keep politics out of standards.  That’s […]