Yesterday there were two local school boards in separate states that are standing against the Common Core State Standards.
A large school district fires a shot against common core standards. Guthrie’s School Board approved a resolution saying they want common core repealed.
Guthrie is the first district in the state to take a stand like this and say, in writing, it rejects common core standards. But the piece of paper alone won’t change anything, only lawmakers at the State Capitol can do that.
The fight against common core has been going on for quite some time. Teachers say they can’t do their job and parents say their children are struggling with anxiety.
“She get’s violently sick, she breaks out in red bumps and she throws up,” said Sandra Paisley, the mother of a sophomore at Guthrie High School.
The Guthrie School Board says it has heard enough, and it’s taking a stand. On Monday, the board approved a resolution saying it wants to withdraw from the assessments and repeal common core.
“As a school district we wanted to represent our constituents’ opinions, that they are not for common core,” said school board member Jennifer Johnson.
Johnson is also the legislative liaison for the board. She says there is legislation making its way through the House and the Senate to repeal common core, but she’s worried it won’t go through.
In New Hampshire the Wakefield, NH school board voted to reject the Common Core. New Hampshire has seen several school districts do this.
Here’s a video of the board discussion and vote courtesy of Stop Common Core New Hampshire: