On Monday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. The Tennessee State Senate will take up the measure today, and is expected to pass the bill.
The 109th session of Tennessee's General Assembly begins today (Tuesday) with education high on the agenda, including possible changes to the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.
He told Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic standards and teacher evaluation, and is taking responsibility away from states, local officials, and teachers.
Statement from Representative Joe Carr in response to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Senator Alexander on Thursday afternoon:
Legislative leaders are considering a one-year delay in the testing component for Tennessee’s Common Core education standards.
48th District State Representative Joe Car addressed a Core Rally in Nashville Wednesday, and called on Senator Lamar Alexander to join with Tennesseans to stop Common Core.
One of the main criticisms of the standards is that they could lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government. Dunn’s proposal seeks to prevent that.
"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."
The spring 2014 MTSU Poll found that most Tennesseans’ haven’t heard of the Common Core education reform effort. Fifty-eight (58) percent say that they have not heard of the Common Core State Standards for education, a national education initiative to define what students in public K-12 schools should know in English and math by the end of each grade.
This will be the first public release of these data; analyses and press releases will be available to those in attendance at Thursday’s presentation. Findings will be released to other media and the general public later in the day.
The Tennessee Department of Education is hosting a second round of Common Core summer trainings for teachers.
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