The Michigan Legislature is on the verge of passing what is poised to be the strongest anti-Common Core bill to date, but progress seems to be stalled.
The Michigan Senate Education Committee voted to pass SB 826, a bill that would repeal Common Core and replace them with Massachusetts previous standards.
Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, will be joined next week by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing legislation to repeal Common Core in Michigan.
The Michigan Senate today voted 24-14 to approve the Michigan Department of Education budget with State Representative Tom McMillin's amendment that prevents the department from spending money to implement the Common Core State Standards. Local school districts can still spend money from their budgets to implement it if they wish. McMillin said that the language […]
Update: I was just told that today’s education omnibus budget did NOT contain language for defunding the Common Core that they will be voting on that next week. Sorry for jumping the gun, I thought I had reliable information and didn’t realize there was more than one education spending bill. Also, I learned that Governor […]
The conference committee dealing with the Michigan Department of Education funding released a conference report that left in language written by State Representative Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) that blocks funding for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The House shortly after took up the bill and passed the language again. M-Live reports: State […]
Below is an excerpt from a Michigan Information and Research Service report (subscription-based) last night. A conference committee was originally scheduled to meet at 8:45 a.m. this morning to consider the MDE budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. But by the end of the day, Sen. Howard WALKER (R-Traverse City) reported that the meeting has […]
The Michigan House passed an education budget bill with an amendment that stops state funding for the implementation of the Common Core and its assessments.