Ala. legislators push back against common core

04/17/2013 | (Alabama)

A state Senate committee in Alabama has approved legislation that would withdraw the state from the Common Core State Standards. Some opponents of the standards said the common core has not yet been proven, while supporters say national standards are intended to raise the bar for student achievement. The state already is operating under the common core in math, and changes to the English curriculum are scheduled to take effect in August.

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