Common Core Standards Debate in Alabama
State Superintendent Tommy Bice strongly criticizes a bill filed by Senator Scott Beason of Gardendale, which would allow local school districts the opportunity to use curricula not associated with the Common Core Standards. The Common Core standards were developed by the National Governors’ Association in 2007, and ensures students today graduate prepared for college, work, and adulthood in the 21st Century. Calhoun County School Superintendent, Joe Dyar, talked to TV24 about what the curriculum does for local school systems. The standards are implemented by each state individually. And, the federal government did not play a role in the development and is not playing a role in the implementation of the standards. There is an ongoing state-led development process to continuously improve the standards. Superintendent Dyar talked more about what changes to the curriculum means for students in our region.