It seems as though the silver lining with CRomnibus has been torn away in part. Breitbart News reported yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has blocked Senator David Vitter’s (R-LA) Common Core legislation from being attached to the CRomnibus bill.
Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) office told Breitbart News on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked out legislation attached to the “CRomnibus” bill that would have stopped the federal government from mandating that states “adopt specific academic standards, including the Common Core standards.”
Vitter’s bill, the Local Control of Education Act, it would “prohibit the Federal Government from mandating, incentivizing, or coercing States to adopt the Common Core State Standards or any other specific academic standards, instructional content, curricula, assessments, or programs of instruction.”
There is still a chance Race to the Top will be defunded as the House language contains that. We’ll see what sausage is made when the House-Senate conference committee gets together.