Common Core Changes
A bill that would repeal what is commonly known as Common Core was amended in the Senate Education Policy Committee today to make repealing the education standards optional at the system level. However, the committee didn’t vote on the bill, because the sponsor was absent. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston, offered the amendment making the repeal optional, but said he won’t vote in favor of the bill to get it out of committee. Marsh has said he won’t stop the bill from getting to the Senate floor for a vote. Committee Chairman Senator Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery said he doesn’t believe the standards are moving the state in the right direction and more states are getting away from the standards each year. The bill could now come up for a vote in committee at any time.