Data Quality Campaign reports there are 238 bills related to education data in state legislatures this year so far, and less than a third (70) have anything to do with protecting student data privacy.
HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
The Arizona Daily Sun called on the state to not abandon Common Core which they believe promotes “excellence” in light of low test scores.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
It’s hard to call any process that starts off using the Common Core State Standards anything more than a rebranding, and that is what we see in Arizona.
Lisa Hudson, an Arizona attorney and mom, grades Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) on his Common Core opposition during his first term.
Arizona Parents and Activists please be aware of bills that would return local control over testing and strip power away from your elected superintendent.
Monday morning the Arizona Board of Education voted 6 to 2 to reject the Common Core State Standards. They will develop new standards for the state.
It’s hard to remain optimistic about a review of the Common Core that is overseen by the same board who brought them into Arizona to begin with.
Aaron Bencomo is a 5th grader who testified about the Common Core in front of the Arizona Senate Committee after his mother, Christy, gave him her time.