NC Common Core Replacement Bill – HB1061

UPDATE:  Welcome Carolina Plott Hound Readers!

Common Core opposition in North Carolina is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  The bill number has been assigned and it is HB1061, “Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs”.

ACTION ITEM:

This bill needs more co-sponsors. We have until 5pm today to get this done. So get on the phone and call your Representative and Senator.  Urge your Rep to co-sponsor; ask your Senator to support it. Make sure you reference the bill number and name HB106, “Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs”.

Not sure who represents you or don’t have their contact information handy?

  • Find out who represents you HERE.
  • Find out HOUSE contact information HERE.
  • Find out SENATE contact information HERE.

 

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UPDATE:  Lt. Governor Dan Forest’s Announcement

Tracy —

Today, House Bill 1061 was filed in the General Assembly. If you will recall, this is the bill stemming from the Legislative Research Committee on Common Core’s recommendation to regain local control of our North Carolina standards.

House Bill 1061 “Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs”:

  1. This bill removes Common Core State Standards from General Statute. In doing this, the State Board of Education has clear and sole authority over the direction and content of North Carolina education standards.
  2. HB 1061 keeps the federal government and unaccountable national organizations from meddling with the educational standards that are, by Constitution, the sole authority of North Carolina.
  3. This bill creates a committee that will go through the standards line-by-line. They will remove that which is developmentally inappropriate, fix the gaps that fail to help our students graduate STEM ready, and then creates our own NC standards.
  4. “Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs” puts local control of education back into the hands of North Carolina, where it belongs.

I encourage every concerned North Carolinian to contact their General Assembly member and encourage them to pass this legislation during the short session. You can find out your elected officials information by clicking the link below.

http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

This legislation is the first step for our state to have the highest, most rigorous standards in the nation, that are developmentally appropriate for our students and reflect the needs and demands of our changing economy.


Kami Mueller
http://www.danforest.com/

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A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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