Fallin signs bill repealing Oklahoma Common Core standards

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Fallin signs bill repealing Oklahoma Common Core standards
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Fri, 06-06-2014 - 1:40pm

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Thursday that repeals the adoption of the standards and directs the Oklahoma Board of Education to create new, more rigorous standards by August 2016.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Thursday scrapping academic standards that have become a bright symbol of federal overreach.

Her decision to throw out Common Core math and English standards drew immediate criticism from educators and business interests as a disruptive political move that was not in the best interest of young people, while opponents of the benchmarks cheered the end to what they said was a harmful federal intrusion.

http://newsok.com/gov.-fallin-signs-bill-repealing-oklahoma-common-core-standards/article/4888114 



My question is, how did Common Core get put into play? So many people are against it, how did it pass in the first place?


demecafe

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Registered: 09-08-2006
I'm okay for the Common Core to be used as a framework but not okay with it to be used toward high stake testing.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2006
I'm okay for the Common Core to be used as a framework but not okay with it to be used toward high stake testing.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2006
I'm okay for the Common Core to be used as a framework but not okay with it to be used toward high stake testing.