Anti-Common Core Bill Advances in Missouri House

Some good news out of Missouri courtesy of Missouri Education Watchdog:

Representative Kurt Bahr's house bill 616 was voted out of the Downsizing State Government Committee 8:40 today along party lines. HB616 requires the state to stop implementation of Common Core Standards and Assessments.

Parents, principals and teachers continue, as they learn more about the full scope of the Common Core initiative, to join the ranks of supporters of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. The slick marketing of this initiative to teachers and administrators over the last twelve months, paid for heavily by the Gates Foundation, cannot overcome the deeply worrisome aspects of cost, loss of control and intrusive data collection on our children.

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