Great news this week out of Alabama. The senate there has voted to toss Common Core.
Republicans seeking to repeal the Common Core educational standards in Alabama have scored their first victory.
The Senate Education Committee used a sharply divided voice vote Wednesday to approve a bill knocking down the standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Two previous bills to do the same thing stalled in the House and Senate education committees earlier in the legislative session.
The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale, called the Common Core standards untested, and Alabama should have its own standards rather than the Common Core standards, which have been adopted by many other states.
“The whole push for centralization leads to the possibility of everyone going in the ditch at the same time,” Beason said.