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Senate Republicans Vote Unanimously To Block Federal Mandate Of Common Core

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The U.S. Senate passed an amendment Thursday barring the federal government from “mandating, incentivizing, or coercing states to adopt specific academic standards, including the Common Core standards.”

    In effect, the amendment, sponsored by Republican Sen. David Vitter, is an attempt to end federal involvement in Common Core, a complex set of K-12 math and language arts curriculum benchmarks as well as high-stakes standardized tests.

    Vitter’s legislation, called the Local Control of Education Act, would allow states to opt out of the national curriculum regime and related standardized tests without risking the loss of any federal funding.

    The federal funding comes from Race to the Top, a multibillion-dollar kitty of stimulus dollars at the disposal of the Department of Education.

    The bill would also allow states that ditch Common Core to keep No Child Left Behind waivers without penalties.

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/27/s...usly-to-block-federal-mandate-of-common-core/
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    It's about time.
     
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    Good for them
     
  4. Jkdbuck76

    Jkdbuck76 Well-Known Member

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    What will JEB say?

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  5. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! Jeb pushes common core. The national press still thinks that Jeb is 50-50 for the GOP nomination.
     
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