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Resolution opposing Common Core fails

Common Core supporters came away on the winning side on Wednesday following a long debate and close vote on the House of Representatives floor.

 

House Concurrent Resolution 1008, which urged the state Board of Education to stop expansion of Common Core or any multistate standards and tried to set a plan in place to end Common Core by 2017, was defeated on a 31 to 35 vote, with four representatives excused.

 

ASBSD opposed the resolution and supports the implementation of the Common Core Standards.

 

“When it comes to educating our kids we’re going to balk at that?” Rep. Troy Heinert said. “We have to have minimum standards. We have to go forward with Common Core.”

 

Along with HCR 1008, Representatives took action on three other bills related to K-12 education.

 

House Bill 1030, which calls for the evaluation data of a teacher, administrator or other school employee be confidential, passed on a 48-17 vote.

 

On a unanimous vote, House Bill 1031 was passed. The bill revises provisions related to the definition of and the diagnosing of autism and the definition of a level five disability for state aid purposes.

 

Finally, House Bill 1033, which gives preference to the open enrollment application of siblings of a student currently in a district, passed on a 64-1 vote.

 

ASBSD is monitoring all three bills.

 

Get the latest news from legislative session from the ASBSD Blog and follow the legislative positions of ASBSD on our Bill Tracker page.

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