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:
- 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.