The local media makes it sound like the Kansas House Education Committee gave the Common Core the boot, but in fact they did no such thing.
State Representatives Amanda Grosserode (R-Lenexa) and John Bradford (R-Lansing) are named by Kansas activists as being roadblocks to a Common Core repeal.
The Kansas House of Representatives is facing funnel week this week. This is the final week that bills have to make it out of committee. Kansas has a fabulous bill in HB 2292, the Local Control of Kansas Education Act, that was introduced last month. There is a committee vote scheduled in the Kansas House […]
The Kansas Senate on Thursday night voted to defund the Common Core State Standards after an amendment to the school finance bill overwhelmingly. The Lawrence Journal-World reports: The Kansas Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to prohibit schools from spending money to implement the Common Core standards for reading and math. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. […]
There was a flurry of activity in the Kansas Legislature at the end of their session to address the Common Core. Unfortunately all attempts fell short. There was a proviso added to the education budget that would have defunded the implementation of the standards. Unfortunately that was removed. Former Kansas State Board of Education member, […]
From Dr. Walt Chappell: There is a Plan B taking shape to defund the CCS by the Kansas Legislature before they adjourn for the year. Their legislative session is due to end this Friday. If you and your networks can assist with emails sent to the personal accounts of both House and Senate members, they […]
Taking a page from the Michigan House playbook, Common Core defunding may be coming in Kansas. Via The Wichita Eagle: The implementation of new education standards could come to a screeching halt under a proposal floated by Republican lawmakers Thursday. Republican budget negotiators said they’ll consider a move to block any money that would be […]
2nd Update: There will be a hearing TOMORROW (March 21st) at 12:00 PM Room 112-N of the Kansas State Capitol. Update: Ok, evidently the bill is now back in the Education Committee. I’m not sure what that means. Here are the members of the education committee. Rep. Kasha Kelley (Chair) Rep. Ward Cassidy (Vice Chair) Rep. Ed […]
J.R. Wilson has updated our map. The Pending Rejection states are so marked as a result of serious discussion or action taken towards withdrawing from the Common Core State Standards, withdrawing from PARCC or SBAC, delaying implementation of standards or assessments, or not funding the implementation. The discussions or actions considered include public forums, legislative […]
From the Topeka Capital-Journal: A bill in the House Committee on Education would force the Kansas State Department of Education to scrap and replace newly adopted mathematics and English standards and develop tests to match them — something the department says would cost millions of dollars… …Under current law, the Kansas State Board of Education […]