New York Bill Would Terminate Common Core in the State

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 1, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would end Common Core in schools throughout the state.

Assembly Bill 10890 (A10890) was introduced by Asm. Doug Smith (R-Bayport). The legislation would void Common Core standards in the state of New York. It contains the same language as Senate Bill 5288 (S5288), which was introduced in 2017 by Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and still remains active in the current legislative session.

A10890 reads as follows:

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department shall discontinue implementation of the common core state standards developed by the common core state standards initiative. Any actions taken to adopt or implement the common core state standards are void.

There has been a strong backlash against Common Core in New York, with thousands of parents opting their kids out of associated standardized testing. Bills have also been introduced to put some legal muscle behind the opt-out movement by specifically allowing parents, legal guardians or school districts to opt children with an individualized education program out of the “common core standards” and certain associated testing.

A10890 would take things a step further …

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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