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Kan. House panel reviews school standards bill UPDATE

3 p.m. UPDATE  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has heard testimony from an overflow crowd on a bill that would bar use of the Common Core standards for reading and math in public schools.

Supporters and opponents of the standards filled the House Education Committee meeting room and the adjacent corridor for Wednesday’s hearing.

The measure seeks to reverse a 2010 State Board of Education decision to adopt the standards. It would also create an advisory group to develop new guidelines for math and reading.

Witnesses had 90 seconds each to address the committee, which asked no questions and took no action on the bill.

Kansas was part of a multi-state consortium that developed the Common Core standards to create common material that students should master.

States were able to add content to the standards.

5:40 a.m.TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee is preparing to consider legislation that would bar use of the Common Core standards for reading and math in public schools.

The bill scheduled for a hearing Wednesday by the House Education Committee would also create an advisory group to help develop new guidelines for teaching those subjects.

It’s the latest attempt by conservative Republicans to block implementation of the standards adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010. A similar bill failed last year.

Critics argue the standards are weak and give outside entities too much control over Kansas education.

A consortium of states including Kansas developed the Common Core standards to create common material that students should master.

States were able to add content to the standards.

 

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  • Chris

    The funny thing is, these standards were created with a HUGE input from Kansas educators. They are very closely related to standards we already have.