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Oklahoma House Votes To Repeal Common Core Standards

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The Oklahoma House has voted overwhelmingly to repeal standards for math and English instruction that more than 40 states have adopted and to replace them with standards developed by the state.

The House voted 71-18 Friday to reject the Common Core standards. The bill now goes to the Senate.

House Bill 3399

Supporters say it gives the state control over its education system and prohibits the federal government from having authority over state education standards. Representative Jason Nelson of Oklahoma City says state educators want to control Oklahoma education standards regardless of whether it makes sense to the federal government.

But opponents say the standards were developed by a group of states, not the federal government. Representative Ed Cannaday of Porum says the measure politicizes education.

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