Legislative Effort on Common Core Could Doom AP, IB Programs
Associated Press - February 18, 2016 1:03 pm
An effort by Kansas lawmakers to repeal Common Core standards could also mean the end to Advanced Placement Classes and International Baccalaureate programs.
The Wichita Eagle reports the House Education Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would compel Kansas school districts to develop new standards for reading, math, science and other subjects.
Those standards would replace Common Core-inspired Kansas College and Career Ready Standards that have been in place since 2010.
The vote came after committee members heard a presentation from Duke Pesta, a Wisconsin professor and outspoken critic of Common Core.
The Kansas State Department of Education has estimated the development of new standards would take two years and cost $9 million.