Oklahoma Senate Approves Common Core Repeal

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 5:34 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Senate has voted to repeal a set of education standards for math and English that more than 40 states have adopted and replace them with new ones that will be developed by the State Board of Education.

View House Bill 3399.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-10 on Tuesday for the bill repealing the standards over the objections of some Democrats who argued it is a political decision to roll back Common Core, which has faced fierce resistance from grassroots conservative groups.

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The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Republican Senator Josh Brecheen of Coalgate, who said it would direct the Board of Education to work with higher education and career and technology officials to adopt new, rigorous standards by Aug. 1, 2015.