Arizona Senate set to debate bill ditching Common Core

Arizona Senate set to debate bill ditching Common Core

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Senate is set to debate a bill that would ditch the state’s new Common Core school standards.

House Bill 2190 by Republican Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley drops the standards adopted by Arizona Board of Education. They have become a political issue nationally as opponents criticize them as driven by the federal government.

Opponents say Finchem’s bill is poorly crafted and could require the state spend millions of dollars for new classroom materials.

Gov. Doug Ducey said last week that legislation eliminating Common Core is “unnecessary” because he’s asked the Board of Education for a full review.

The Senate is set to debate the bill Monday. A similar effort failed in the Legislature last year and the Senate killed another proposal last month.

 

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