Government
3:12 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Bill Would Create Review Panel For Board Of Education Decisions

The Senate Ways and Means Committee has introduced legislation that would pause the implementation of new Common Core Education standards. The bill the committee introduced Friday would create an 11-member legislative panel to review the State Board of Education's decisions on any new education standards.

The proposal is a response to the board adopting new Common Core Standards in 2010.  The standards are part of a multi-state effort create uniform benchmarks for math and reading in K-12 education. The board adopted the standards in along with many other states, but they haven't yet been put into effect.