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South Carolina Legislature Approves Common Core Replacement Bill
Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY

Posted on 05/24/2014 3:31:46 PM PDT by kingattax

South Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill that would review and replace the Common Core standards, but not immediately repeal them. H3893 passed the state Senate 42-0 and the House 80-26. It now heads to Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who is expected to sign the bill.

As reported by the Heartland’s School Reform News, the bill would create a committee to review and replace the Common Core standards prior to the 2015-2016 academic year.

It also would prohibit South Carolina from using the federally funded national Common Core-aligned tests. The bill launched a debate earlier in the year when the South Carolina State Department of Education (DOE) decided to withdraw from its Smarter Balanced Common Core test consortium.

While the State Board of Education voted down that proposal, current state Superintendent Mick Zais reinstated the DOE’s decision to reject the tests.

“A special assessment panel will be convened immediately upon passage of the bill to provide input for a new assessments system, and must seek public input,” said state Sen. Wes Hayes (R).

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1 posted on 05/24/2014 3:31:46 PM PDT by kingattax
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Hey South Carolian FReepers!!! Is this bill the real deal or is it a Gov. Pence style switcherooney?


2 posted on 05/25/2014 6:29:18 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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