West Virginia Bills Would Terminate Common Core in the State

CHARLESTON, W.V. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Three bills introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates would end Common Core in schools throughout the state.

Dels. Pat McGeehan (R-Hancock) and Michael Folk (R-Berkeley) introduced House Bill 2214 (HB2214) on Jan. 10. The legislation would void Common Core standards and create a framework to establish proven state standards that are considered by national experts to be the best in the nation to replace them. It reads as follows:

(a) Effective July 1, 2017, the State Board of Education is prohibited from implementing Common Core academic content standards.

(b) Effective July 1, 2017, the State Board of Education shall adopt and implement the following academic standards for public schools:

(1) For academic content standards for mathematics, in grades K-12, the board shall adopt and implement the Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools…

(2) For academic content standards in English Language Arts, the board shall adopt and implement the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

HB2214 contains provisions that would protect the personally-identifiable information of students from being harvested by both government and private entities:

(a) The State Board of Education, and any public school in this state, is prohibited from allowing

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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