Common Core Stopped In North Carolina

Cross-Posted from The Citizen Times
KATELYN FERRAL, Associated Press 7:12 a.m. EDT July 17, 2014
 
RALEIGH – The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in grade school classrooms across the state are on their way out.

The House approved a compromise bill, 71-34, Wednesday to rewrite the statewide curriculum to better tailor it for North Carolina students. The legislation now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory, who promised minutes after its passage that he would sign the bill.

Both chambers had competing bills on how to change the state's curriculum, but came to a compromise that allowed the state to potentially use some materials from the Common Core program that are effective. The Senate signed off on it last week.

The bill "melds the two versions quite well," said Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union. "We are not taking anything off the table from the standpoint of being able to access the best ideas in the country to ensure that we have high academic standards."

The bill directs the State Board of Education to rewrite the Common Core standards for the state's K-12 standards. A new standards advisory commission would be formed to make recommendations to the board. The commission would be made up of 11 members, some appointed by legislative leaders, one by the governor and others by the State Board of Education.
 
 

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