Tennessee Legislature Repeals Failed Common Core School Curriculum

by Warner Todd Huston | April 21, 2015 1:52 pm

For some GOOD news today, the state legislature in Tennessee has just voted to repeal its failed Common Core school curriculum law.

The Tennessee House voted unanimously (97-0) to repeal the terrible law[1] and the Senate is expected to follow suit.

“This legislation is a template for all states to begin a much needed journey of separation from federally generated standards and an invitation to embrace each states’ own constitutionally delegated authority to serve its citizens at its own will,” said HB1035 chief sponsor Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg). “As our founders and God surely intended.”

HB1035 reads, in part, “WHEREAS, these new Tennessee academic standards shall be adopted and fully implemented in Tennessee public schools in the 2017–2018 school year, at which time the previously adopted set of standards shall be rescinded.”

“I set out on a mission to do everything in my power to repeal Common Core in State of Tennessee this year,” said HB1035 chief co-sponsor Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden). “In addition to repealing Common Core, this bill puts even more control back in the hands of families, local schools and the State of Tennessee, which is exactly where it belongs.”

This is good news. Common Core fails to help our kids become well educated citizens. Every state should follow Tennessee’s example.

Endnotes:
  1. repeal the terrible law: http://benswann.com/breaking-tennessee-legislature-repeals-common-core/

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