SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 11, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Oregon House would allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state.
Rep. Carl Wilson (R-Grants Pass) and Rep. Sal Esquivel (R-Medford) introduced House Bill 2368 (HB2368) on Jan. 9. The legislation would prohibit the Oregon Department of Education from requiring school districts to align instruction or assessments with Common Core state standards and from penalizing school districts for failure to align instruction or assessments with these standards. Passage of the bill would give local school districts the option of opting out of Common Core.
SB2368 establishes local control and would set the stage to end Common Core in Oregon. If enough school districts opt out, the entire system would collapse.
The bill would also repeal a ...