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Politics & Government
Sat March 1, 2014
Local School Districts may decide fate of "Common Core"
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state senator who has sought to repeal the Common Core school standards says he now wants to give local schools system the ability to opt out of them Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale said Friday that he is working on legislation that would give systems the ability to choose not to use Common Core. The state school board adopted the standards in 2010. Beason say locally elected school boards should be able to decide what is right for their students. Thomas Rains, policy director of the A+ Education Partnership, says it would create chaos to have different school systems across the state using different standards. Beason previously filed legislation to repeal Common Core, but the bill faces a grim outlook.