A New Effort to Repeal and Replace Common Core in Michigan Set to Be Launched

Michigan State Capitol in Winter 2005 Photo credit: Philip Hofmeister (CC-By-SA 3.0)
Michigan State Capitol in Winter 2005
Photo credit: Philip Hofmeister (CC-By-SA 3.0)

Stop Common Core in Michigan announced yesterday that Michigan State Representative Gary Glenn (R-Midland) will announce on Wednesday next week a new effort to repeal and replace the Common Core State Standards in the state.

They give some of the details of the new bill that Glenn is sponsoring:

Details include:

  • Repeals Common Core (CC) in its entirety.
  • Defines the immediate replacement of standards as the proven and superior Massachusetts (MA) pre-CC standards.
  • All references to MA will become MI, including state of MI history.
  • Confirms parental right to Opt-Out without consequences.
  • Clarifies that the new standards can be revised and adopted after five years in MI.
  • Terminates federal control of the MI education process.
  • Prohibits MI standards from being developed in a national or multi-state consortium.
  • Confirms responsibilities of the local districts; allows defining their own standards.
  • Clarifies that locals not using state standards will not suffer financial repercussions.

Defines a new assessment based on the pre-CC Massachusetts standards.

  • Restricts development of a new assessment to five years.
  • Will not require, but can use, computer technology.
  • Will not permit the collection of data about student’s values, attitudes, beliefs and personality traits.
  • Requires public availability of test questions used for test transparency.
  • Must be approved by the state legislature with a transparent process.

Stop Common Core in Michigan asks all parents and activists to contact their representative and encourage them to support and co-sponsor the bill. The bill has not yet been filed and does not have a bill number, but you can read the wording of the latest draft of the bill Truth in American Education was provided below.

2 thoughts on “A New Effort to Repeal and Replace Common Core in Michigan Set to Be Launched

  1. Can you Truth In American Education provide information on the MA standards. I am weary to accept the assertion that these are superior or are ‘better’ without understanding what those standards are. I shared this post on a city-wide FB page and within 10 mins I got questions about why MA is better? I can’t answer that, but the question will be asked again…and if we can’t answer, it will be used against the CC warriors. I searched your site but couldn’t find any info on the MA 2008 standards. Help is appreciated.

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