Alabama's school superintendent says the State Board of Education didn't relinquish control of school standards when it adopted the Common Core standards for schools statewide.
Superintendent Tommy Bice talked about the standards Tuesday because a state Senate committee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that would repeal the standards. Critics of the national standards say they take away local control and give too much control to Washington.
Legislation has been introduced in the Alabama House and Senate that would repeal common core standards in schools.
The standards are also known as Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards. Supporters say the standards make it easier for Alabama students to transfer to another school or another state without being far behind or ahead.
The standards were adopted by the state Board of Education in 2010 after a number of public hearings were held around the state.