A state takeover of a local school district takes away the voice of the taxpayers and parents and it’s questionable (at best) they even work.
Florida, Kentucky, and New Jersey are seeking a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Dr. Gary Houchens: “I believe an over-emphasis on reading as a skill has caused schools to neglect social studies, science, and arts in early grades.”
If Kentucky parents hoped for a Common Core repeal bill they will be disappointed by what Senate Bill 1, going to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk, actually does.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to Kentucky lawmakers: Don’t assume you can’t do anything under the Every Student Succeed Act.
Kentucky was an earlier adopter of the Common Core State Standards over five years ago. They have seen a widening black-white achievement gap since then.
Kentucky Senate Republicans have made a bill that would dismantle the Common Core State Standards their top priority for the 2016 legislative session.
If Common Core is working in Kentucky, scores on valid college readiness tests like EXPLORE and PLAN should be increasing. That’s not happening.
GOP Nominee for KY Governor Matt Bevin: “My position on Common Core and its federal encroachment is very public and unequivocal and has never changed.”