Kan. education board clarifies its role in adopting standards

03/13/2013 | Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.), The

The Kansas Board of Education voted to send a letter to the governor and state lawmakers advising them that the state constitution gives the board -- not the state legislature -- the power to set education policy for the state. The board was responding to a bill that would force it to cancel its adoption of the Common Core State Standards because some lawmakers claim the board was pressured into adopting the standards by the U.S. Department of Education.

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