CONCORD, N.H. (Sept. 16, 2017) – Today, a New Hampshire law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards goes into effect. This represents an opportunity for local communities to opt out of Common Core and nullify the program in practice.
A coalition of Republicans introduced Senate Bill 44 (SB44) in January. The legislation opens the door to to end common core in the state by prohibiting the department of education and the board of education from requiring schools to implement Common Core standards.
Neither the department of education nor the state board of education shall by statute or rule require that the common core state standards developed jointly by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers be implemented in any school or school district in this state.
In addition, SB44 prohibits the state board of education from amending existing academic standards, or approving new standards, without prior review and recommendation of an education legislative oversight committee.
The House passed SB44 by a voice vote. The Senate passed it with a …
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