Alabama State Board of Education To Address Common Core

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The Alabama State Board of Education will consider a draft resolution that would rescind the Common Core State Standards (called the Alabama College and Career-Readiness Standards) by August 1, 2018 during their work session on Thursday.

The Times Daily reports:

During several recent meetings, at least one board member has asked for a discussion on repealing the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards. Other members have questions about a draft resolution.

Board member Betty Peters, R-Dothan, for years has been an opponent of the standards. She wants a repeal and change to make state education standards “what we want them to be.”

“Whatever we the people in Alabama want, we don’t have to have them hooked up to some national template,” Peters said. “We actually know a lot more about Common Core standards than we did before (they were adopted) and we can learn from that.”

The draft resolution criticizes student performance on national tests, citing fewer students are now taking high-level math courses.

The resolution notes the standards will be rescinded Aug. 1, 2018, and the state superintendent is directed to create a plan to develop new standards by the board’s November meeting.

The Board meets Thursday at 10:00 am (CDT) and you can watch online here.

2 thoughts on “Alabama State Board of Education To Address Common Core

  1. The fact that College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core aligned) are codified into federal law by way of ESSA it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Is AL just playing another branding, renaming game?? Anymore I don’t trust or believe anything that comes from the federal or state government when it comes to education.


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