Alabama Senate committee debates repealing Common Core

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The debate over the state’s education standards has begun again with a public hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.

The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1JZuHjf ) reports the Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday discussed but did not vote on the bill to do away with the state’s standards applying to math and English curriculum.

The national benchmarks were adopted by the state’s elected Board of Education in 2010.

The newspaper reports that, as in previous years, there didn’t seem to be overwhelming support of the bill on Wednesday, as multiple lawmakers noted flaws in the standards, but argued that it should be the responsibility of the Alabama Board of Education to address the issues.

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Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml

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