Alabama school standards bill

School Standards
3:36 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Ala. Common Core Standards Still In Place

Common Core education standards will remain in place after Senator Dick Brewbaker tabled his bill to repeal them.
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The sponsor of a bill to repeal the state's use of Common Core education standards has decided to kill his own bill.


The chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Republican Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery, took the action Wednesday when it became clear his committee wouldn't remove the Common Core standards.

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School Standards
4:47 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Alabama Superintendent Says Keep School Standards

Superintendent Tommy Bice says the State Board of Education didn't relinquish control of school standards when it adopted the Common Core standards for schools statewide.
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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.

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Alabama School Standards
6:39 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Bills to Repeal Core Standards

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.

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