As I shared with you recently, the General Assembly’s Joint Study Committee on Common Core State Standards proposed legislation that would repeal Common Core State Standards as of July 1, 2014, putting us back at standards that are not acceptable to the business community. Abruptly abandoning the standards and implementation process adopted by state leaders in 2011 will jeopardize North Carolina’s economic and education progress in recent years.
Since the legislation was proposed, the public debate has heated up even more. Many supporters of the current, higher standards are speaking out to share the facts and dispel many myths that surround the debate. Here are several articles and op-eds that do just that:
Take Action! Many businesses have taken action by urging members of the LRC to stand up for the current standards and support our state’s teachers who have been implementing these higher standards for the last two years. You can do the same by emailing members of the commission through ourLegislative Action Center.