State Senators File Legislation to Repeal Common Core

Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state’s Common Core standards.

The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state’s K-12 public schools.

Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell say the move is designed to ensure Tennessee students continue to improve by applying the highest standards, while exerting state control over education.

Several attempts to repeal the standards failed during the last legislative session. Lawmakers did manage to delay the testing component of the standards.

Gresham told The Associated Press on Monday she believes she will get the support she needs to pass the proposal.

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