» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 39 | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bill Seeks to Do Away With Common Core Standards

LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Associated Press

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Thousands of Tennesseans have signed a petition supporting the state's Common Core standards amid efforts by some lawmakers to do away with them.

A statewide alliance of more than 400 business, community and education organizations in Tennessee released the petition on Tuesday with more than 9,000 signatures.

The standards – developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers – are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed for college and the workforce.

Critics say the standards were written in private and never tested in real classrooms and that educators aren't familiar enough with the standards to use them.

One proposal scheduled to be heard Tuesday by the House Education Subcommittee seeks to do away with the standards, which have been voluntarily adopted by 45 states.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 67 156 11,921
MORTGAGES 77 227 15,577
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 42 3,065
BUILDING PERMITS 0 384 28,610
BANKRUPTCIES 80 208 11,515
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 73 4,228
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 253 17,437
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,607

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.