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Kansas GOP Committee Opposes New Education Standards

Associated Press - September 16, 2013 8:29 pm

The Kansas Republican Party's central committee is taking a stand against new standards approved by the state Board of Education for teaching math, English and science.

The Kansas Republican Party's central committee is taking a stand against new standards approved by the state Board of Education for teaching math, English and science.

The Kansas Republican Party’s central committee is taking a stand against new standards approved by the state Board of Education for teaching math, English and science.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the committee adopted a resolution on the Common Core standards during a weekend meeting. The resolution criticizes the standards because they were developed to be used nationally, not just in Kansas.

GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold tells the newspaper the biggest objection is loss of state control over what is taught in Kansas classrooms.

The executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party disagrees. Jason Perkey says the standards make sense and define what students should know to be prepared for college and career training.

GOP efforts to repeal the standards and defund their implementation failed in this year’s legislative session.

(Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com)

Red Neck

September 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

Nothing is said just what is exactly going to be taught and how. Are they going back to basics, are they refusing to allow the students to use computers and calculators when taking tessts? How about explaining just what is taking place.

cabman cabman

September 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

Why don’t you look up Common Core and do the research yourself. It’s a gross manipulation of indoctrination of our youth. If this gets implemented we have lost our youth!

cabman cabman

September 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Why are they no longer going to teach cursive writing? Is it so our youth don’t know how to read our nation’s founding documents??? If they don’t know why or how we began, than it’s real easy to predict our future……down the drain!

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