Kansas house bill would force state to drop Common Core, write new math and English standards
- If passed, a bill in Kansas' House Committee on Education would force the state's education department to replace its newly adopted Common Core standards for math and English, as well as develop tests to match them.
- Briefing the Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday, Deputy education commissioner Brad Neuenswander said the bill would cost the state millions of dollars--$150,000 to $200,000 to draw up new math and English standards, and as much as $30 million create new state assessments.
- The Kansas State Board of Education currently decides all matters pertaining to curriculum, but the bill would create a clause specifically prohibiting the Common Core Standards, which have already been implemented in many districts across the state and fulfill requirements for the state's waiver from No Child Left Behind.
From the article:
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. ...
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