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Kansas House Panel to Review School Standards Bill

Associated Press - February 19, 2014 2:48 pm

Kansas officials say the state is hearing from people interested in new teaching license regulations that would allow some people to teach without having education degrees.

Kansas officials say the state is hearing from people interested in new teaching license regulations that would allow some people to teach without having education degrees.

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 that 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.

Bob Bowser

February 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

“A consortium of states including Kansas developed the Common Core standards to create common material that students should master.” is an out and out leftist lie. Common Core was paid for by the Gates Foundation and was lobbied to the NGA (National Governor’s Association) NONE of which had any educational expertise.
The long list of financiers along with Gates is horrendous.
The list of developers and implementors reads much like those who are implementing obamacare including the web developers.
The material is all copyrighted and explicitly written into the contracts are stipulations that only a very small portion may be added to, revised, or omitted, so to answer those who say it is NOT a “curriculum”… they are dead wrong.
If it is so good, why are 14 States currently fighting to opt out of it?
Abolish the Department of Education or face the consequences…
“Give me control of the education of your youth and I will gve you a 1000 year Reich.” – AH

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