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    Common Core Legislation

    Select a state to view Common Core legislation and learn how you can take action to fight it:


    Alabama

    S.B. 380: The senate bill, which would halt implementation of Common Core and replace it with Alabama’s previous school curriculum, was introduced by State Senator Scott Beason, along with fourteen co-sponsors, on February 20, 2014. It then was referred to the Senate Committee on Education, where no action has been taken on the bill since.

    Resources:
    http://auee.org
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreinAlabama
    http://facebook.com/al.againstcommoncorestandards

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    Alaska

    While Alaska did not receive Race to the Top Funding for Common Core standards implementation, the state is still facing many impacts of the standards including: testing, resources, professional development, the SAT, and more.

    FreedomWorks encourages you to look at your child's curriculum—you can ask your teacher or principal for a copy. What textbooks are they using? What digital resources? Google them—if they are aligned with Common Common, it's time to take action! Contact FreedomWorks and we can help you.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreAK

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    Arizona

    S.B. 1153: The bill was introduced by State Senators Ward and Burges on January 22, 2014. It would block implementation of Common Core in Arizona until the following conditions are met:

    1. The State Board of Education holds at least public hearings on Common Core in each congressional district.
    2. An outside entity, contracted by the State Board of Education, does a fiscal analysis as to the costs of implementing common core.

    The bill would also withdraw Arizona from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and adopt a different means of evaluating student performance and prevent the State Board of Education from entering or renewing “an agreement that cedes to an outside entity control over curricular standards or assessments in this state”. The bill was assigned to both the Committees on Rules and Education on January 23, 2014 but no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 2316: The house bill, introduced by State Representatives Pierce and Forere on January 22, 2014, would prevent the state from adopting federally mandated educational standards, from applying for federal grant money that requires adoption of federal education standards as a condition, and requires that any changes to the state’s education standards be conducted in an open and public manner. The bill passed in the House 35-20 and the Senate 16-7 on April 21, 2014, but was vetoed by Governor Brewer on April 24, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/Arizonansagainstcommoncore

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    Arkansas

    Resources:
    http://arkansasagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/ArkansasAgainstCommonCore

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    California

    Resources:
    http://cuacc.org
    http://facebook.com/groups/239664519505257
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-California/436128033134967

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    Colorado

    S.B. 14-136: This bill, introduced by State Senator Marble, would delay the implementation of Common Core and PAARC in Colorado for one year to review its effects on the state The bill was introduced on January 27, 2014 and referred to the Committee on Education, but the Committee voted 4-3 to postpone the bill indefinitely on February 13, 2014.

    H.B. 14-1039: The house bill, introduced by State Representative Schafer on January 8, 2014, would link data from publicly funded early childhood programs with overall data of K-12 students. It was referred to the Committee on Education, where it was postponed indefinitely on March 31, 2014 by a 12-0 vote.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/pages/Parents-and-Educators-Against-Common-Core-Curriculum-in-Colorado/369263259855000
    http://facebook.com/stopcommoncorecolorado
    http://facebook.com/ColoradoAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Parents-Against-Common-Core/447350952019083
    http://facebook.com/nooncommoncore

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    Connecticut

    S.B. 53: The bill, introduced by State Senator Markley, would reduce the State Department of Education appropriation by $1 million, money that would be spent on advertising promoting Common Core. This bill was introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Appropriations on February 10, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreinCT

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    Delaware

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Against-Common-Core/141637639346274
    http://facebook.com/groups/157115501116902

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    Florida

    H.B. 25: This bill, introduced by State Representative Mayfield, would block implementation of Common Core in Florida until the following conditions are met:

    1. The State Board of Education holds at least public hearings on Common Core in each congressional district.
    2. An outside entity, contracted by the State Board of Education, does a fiscal analysis as to the costs of implementing common core.

    The bill would also withdraw Florida from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and adopt a different means of evaluating student performance and prevent the State Board of Education from entering or renewing “an agreement that cedes to an outside entity control over curricular standards or assessments in this state”. The bill died in committee on May 2, 2014.

    S.B. 1316: Companion legislation for H.B. 25, introduced in the Florida State Senate by Senator Evers. The bill died in committee on May 2, 2014.

    H.B. 195: The house bill, introduced by State Representative Raburn on October 21, 2013, would notify parents and students annually of their rights involving their education records, prohibit the collection of certain information, limit the disclosure of confidential student records, and revise provisions regarding submission of student social security numbers. The bill was substituted for S.B. 188, introduced by State Senator Hukill, which then passed in the House 113-1 and was signed into law by Governor Scott on May 12, 2014.

    S.B. 232: The senate bill, introduced by State Senator Hukill on March 4, 2014, seeks to redefine “biometric information” as it relates to K-12 education and prevents school districts from collecting biometric information. The bill died in committee on May 2, 2014.

    S.B. 864: A bill, introduced by State Senator Hays, regarding the process by which instructional materials for K-12 public schools are approved. Passed in the House 84-33 on April 28, 2014, in the Senate 31-4 on May 1, 2014, and signed into law by Governor Scott on May 12, 2014.

    H.B. 921: Tabled April 28, 2014 in favor of above legislation.

    Resources:
    http://flcommoncore.net
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Florida/516780045031362
    http://facebook.com/FLStopCCCoalition
    http://facebook.com/pages/Floridians-Against-Common-Core-Education/354736901303531
    http://facebook.com/pages/Florida-Common-Core-Watch/520440451331846
    http://facebook.com/ParentsAgainstCommonCorePalmBeachCounty
    http://facebook.com/FLACCS

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    Georgia

    Resources:
    http://georgia.stopcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInGeorgia

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    Hawaii

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Hawaii/101657473376157
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Hawaii/375415455901872

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    Idaho

    S 1296: A bill sponsored by the Idaho Senate Committee on Education dealing with collection and protection of student data. The bill has been reported to the Committee on Education February 6, 2014 and no action has been taken since.

    H 499: A bill sponsored by the Idaho House State Affairs Committee. The bill would protect parental rights regarding the supervision and control of their child’s education, and establishes a Parent’s Bill of Rights. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education February 12, 2014 and no action has been taken since.

    S 1343: A bill sponsored by the Idaho Senate Committee on Education requiring the state legislature to ratify any agreement among the state board of education or the state department of education and any multi state consortium or the federal government concerning the testing of students in grades K-12, curriculum or standards and sharing of individual student data generated by any part of the Idaho K-12 educational system. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education February 11, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    S 1377: A bill sponsored by the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee that would remove language relating to online courses and establishes provisions relating to school districts adopting curricular materials. The bill passed in the Senate 35-0 March 5, 2014 and in the House 66-0 on March 12, 2014. It was then signed into law by Governor Otter on March 19, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://idahoansforlocaleducation.com
    http://idahoansagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/IdahoansAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/pages/Idahoans-for-Local-Education/120194641494340
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Idaho/402242096549589

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    Illinois

    H.R. 543: The house bill sponsored by State Representative Kay and seventeen co-sponsors. The bill would delay Common Core until a study approved by the Board of Education shows the costs related to its implementation. Furthermore, it would work out a means to ensure funding for schools needing improvements to comply with the Common Core Standards. The bill was sent to the Special Issues Subcommittee on March 25, 2014 with no action taken since.

    S.R. 638: A companion bill to H.R. 543 sponsored by State Senator McCarter and thirteen co-sponsors. The bill was referred to the Assignments Committee on July 1, 2014.

    S.B. 3092: Senate bill introduced by State Senator William Delgado that amends the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act. Would make it that only State Board of Education approved parties can conduct audits and evaluations that would grant access to personally identifiable information. It would also limit the disclosure and maintenance of personally identifiable information and the merging of that information with other state or federal agencies. The bill passed in the State Senate 49-4 on April 30, 2014 and was referred to the Rules Committee on May 30, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncoreillinois.org
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Illinois/388021897963618

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    Indiana

    S.B. 91: Senate bill sponsored by State Senator Kruse, along with two cosponsors. The bill defines “College and career readiness” for the state Board of Education so that they can adopt a new series of state specific college and career readiness educational standards. These standards are to be adopted before July 1, 2014. The bill also provides for the Board of Education to authorize the administration of an ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) test or similar assessment test that meets the new standards. Such a test will not be authorized, however, until the Board of Education sends the proposed assessment to the budget committee for review. The bill passed in the House 67-26 and in the Senate 35-13 before being signed into law by Governor Pence on March 24, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://hoosiersagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/HoosiersAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/HoosierMomsSayNoToCommonCore

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    Iowa

    Resources:
    http://iowansforlocalcontrol.com
    http://facebook.com/IowansforLocalControl
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInIowa

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    Kansas

    H.B. 2621: A bill introduced by the House Education Committee. The bill would declare Common Core standards null and void in the state of Kansas. These standards will be replaced by a curriculum created by an advisory council, which the bill establishes. The advisory council is made up of nineteen members who will be appointed by the Kansas Board of Education, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, among others. The curriculum prescribed by the advisory council shall not be adopted without a public hearing in each congressional district and a report to both the house and senate committees on education. This bill also implements measures to protect student data. It was introduced on February 11, 2014, referred to the Committee on Education on February 12. From there it was withdrawn and sent to the Committee on Taxation on February 21, 2014, before being withdrawn again and sent back to the Committee on Education on March 14, 2014. The bill died in committee on May 30, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://kansansagainstcommoncore.wordpress.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Kansans-Against-Common-Core/166572220165485

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    Kentucky

    H.B. 5: The bill is a general proposal to improved data security across all state agencies. The bill passed in the House 97-0 and in the Senate 38-0 before being signed into law by Governor Beshear on April 10, 2014.

    H.B. 215: This bill, introduced by State Representative Kerr on January 15, 2014, would prohibit the implementation of the Common Core state standards in Kentucky. The state Board of Education would then recommend new standards while allowing for public involvement and local autonomy in their development and implementation. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education on January 16, 2014, where no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/KentuckiansAgainstCommonCoreStandards

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    Louisiana

    S.B. 449: A bill, introduced by State Senator Appel on February 28, 2014, that would make provisions for the privacy and protection of student data in public K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education on March 10, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 555: Introduced by State Representative Henry on February 27, 2014, the house bill would provide for limitations and prohibitions on the collection and sharing of student information and institute penalties for violations. Floor debate on this bill was conducted on April 3, 2014.

    H.B. 1076: A bill introduced by State Representative Schroder that would also seek to provide for limitations and prohibitions on the collection and sharing of student information and institute penalties for violations. The bill passed the House 99-0 on April 7, 2014, was passed in the Senate 38-0 with amendments on May 29, 2014, and was passed again in the House on June 1, 2014 by a 98-0 vote. It was signed by the governor on June 23 and takes effect August 1, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://lapacc.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Louisiana/325178490918603
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreLa
    http://facebook.com/groups/663424983669113
    http://facebook.com/louisianaparentsagainstcommoncore
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Louisiana/349424158491119

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    Maine

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/NoCommonCoreMaine

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    Maryland

    H.B. 76: House bill introduced by State Representative Smigiel that would rescind Maryland’s adoption of the Common Core Curriculum and prevent the State Board of Education from establishing curricula based on such standards. The bill had a first reading in the House Ways and Means Committee on January 8, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    S.B. 408: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Reilly that would require each county Board of Education to create a timeline for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs, where the it received an unfavorable report on March 4, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/MDStopCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/groups/StopCCSSinMaryland
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInMaryland

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    Massachusetts

    H 4094: House bill introduced by State Senator Orrall that would prevent the state education department from spending any money implementing Common Core State Standards until the following conditions are met:

    1. An assessment of the total funds expended since the Education Reform Act of 1993 to develop the standards for and the assessment known as the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.
    2. An assessment of the costs to re-align the state’s curriculum with the Common Core State Standards.
    3. An assessment of the costs associated with the data mapping of students and the costs required to ensure their security and confidentiality.
    4. An issuing of the procedure by which the Common Core State Standards could be repealed and a report on the impact of adopting these standards on Massachusetts’ current educational standards.

    The bill was first referred to the House Rules Committee on April 14, 2014, and was then referred to Committee on Education May 15, 2014. On June 18, the House and Senate held a joint hearing on the bill, after which it was sent to a legislative study. On September 18, the legislature was authorized to study the bill over the recess period.

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    Michigan

    H.B. 4276: House bill introduced by State Representative McMillin that would stop the implementation of Common Core State Standards in Michigan. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education on February 19, 2013, where no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncoreinmichigan.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Michigan/303312003109291

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    Minnesota

    Resources:
    http://commoncoremn.com
    http://facebook.com/MinnesotaAgainstCommonCore

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    Mississippi

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInMississippi
    http://facebook.com/MississippiAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreMississippi

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    Missouri

    H.B. 1708: House bill introduced by State Representative Bahr that would prohibit the state and local Boards of Education, and the Department of Primary and Secondary Education from implementing the Common Core State Standards in Missouri. The bill was referred to the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on February 12, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    H.J.R. 74: Joint Resolution introduced by State Representative Dohrman that would put a potential amendment to the state constitution on the ballot during the state’s next general election. If passed, the amendment would require that members of the State Board of Education be elected, as they are currently appointed by the Governor with the Senate’s advice and consent. The bill was referred to the Committee on Government Oversight and accountability, and completed public hearing on April 7, 2014.

    S.B. 514: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Lamping that would stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Missouri. The bill was referred to the Senate Education Committee and was combined with S.B. 798 on April 16, 2014. Combined, the new bill would develop educational standards to replace those of the Common Core; would outline the means by which new academic performance standards would be developed; and would allow for local school districts and charter schools their own standards in addition to those that would be developed by the state of Missouri. The bill has since been put on the calendar for perfection as of May 16, 2014.

    S.B. 819: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Wallingford that would enact provisions to protect the use of student and teacher data. As of May 16, 2014 the bill is on the informal calendar for perfection.

    H.B. 1490: House bill introduced by State Representative Bahr that would make provisions to create new academic standards developed by the State Board of Education and work groups composed of Missouri education professionals. These new standards would be recommended to the State Board of education by October 1, 2015 and be implemented during the 2016-2017 academic year. The bill passed in the House 132-19 and Senate 23-8 and was signed into law by Governor Nixon on July 14, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://moagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Moms-Against-Common-Core/1379814732239136
    http://facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Education-Watchdog/107272389320928
    http://facebook.com/pages/Missouri-for-the-Removal-of-Common-Core/115085478685281
    http://facebook.com/groups/missouriagainstcommoncore

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    Montana

    Resources:
    http://montanansagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Montana/508435865880787
    http://facebook.com/MontanansAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/groups/475298309202714

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    Nebraska

    While Nebraska did not receive Race to the Top Funding for Common Core standards implementation, the state is still facing many impacts of the standards including: testing, resources, professional development, the SAT, and more.

    FreedomWorks encourages you to look at your child's curriculum—you can ask your teacher or principal for a copy. What textbooks are they using? What digital resources? Google them—if they are aligned with Common Common, it's time to take action! Contact FreedomWorks and we can help you.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/NebraskaParentsAgainstCommonCore

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    Nevada

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncorenevada.com
    http://facebook.com/NevadaParentsTeachersStopCommonCore

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    New Hampshire

    H.B. 1262: House bill introduced by State Representative Hoell that would restrict the collection, storage, and sharing of student assessment data by the United States and New Hampshire Departments of Education. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and there was a vote to refer to study on March 26, 2014.

    H.B. 1586: House bill introduced by State Representative Cordelli that would protect the privacy of personally identifiable data belonging to teachers and students. It would also prevent the video monitoring of the classroom to evaluate teachers and prevents the monitoring of students by various means without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education and has since been sent to an Interim Study - Subcommittee Works Session for June 3, 2014.

    H.B. 1496: House bill introduced by State Representative Hoell that would allow for school districts to opt out of administering any assessment that is deemed not valid or appropriate, or that cannot be scored objectively. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and from there was referred to Interim Study on March 26, 2014.

    H.B. 1587: House bill introduced by State Representative Kurk that would regulate the collection and distribution of student data. The bill passed both the House and Senate, and was signed into law by Governor Hassan on May 27, 2014.

    H.B. 1238: House bill introduced by State Representative Cordelli that would require the state Department of Education to make a pupil’s assessment available on their website as soon as possible following the release of the statewide assessment’s results. The bill passed in the House on March 12, 2014 and in the Senate on May 8, 2014 and was subsequently signed into law by the governor.

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncorenh.org
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInNH
    http://facebook.com/NHSchoolChoice

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    New Jersey

    S 2973: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Van Drew that would would establish a Common Core State Standards Task Force and delay PARCC assessments until the task force submits a final report. The bill was referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 12, 2013, but no action has been taken on the bill since.

    A 4403: Companion bill to S 2973 introduced by State Assembly Member Andrzejczak. The bill was referred to the Assembly Education Committee on November 18, 2013, but no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/groups/363967600385017
    http://facebook.com/CURENJ
    http://facebook.com/groups/220888071386355

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    New Mexico

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInNewMexico

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    New York

    A 7994: Assembly bill introduced by State Assembly Member Graf that would discontinue the implementation of Common Core State Standards in New York. The bill was referred to the Assembly Education Committee, where no action has been taken on the bill since.

    S 6604: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Zeldin that would establish a Blue Ribbon Commission on education to issue a report and recommendations regarding educational standards and implementation of the K-12 Curriculum. while the commission is conducting its report, the Common Core State Standards would not be implemented in New York. After concluding their study, the Commission will vote on whether or not the Common Core Curriculum should be reinstated. The bill was referred to the Senate Education Committee and amended on May 2, 2014.

    A 8929: Assembly bill introduced by State Assembly Member Nolan that would delay using Common Core test scores for assessing principal and teacher performance. The bill passed in the Assembly 121-10 on March 5, 2014 and was then referred to the Senate Education Committee.

    Resources:
    http://stopccssinnys.com
    http://facebook.com/groups/141680156005331
    http://facebook.com/groups/607166125977337
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInNy
    http://facebook.com/groups/638305829518125

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    North Carolina

    H.B. 1061: House bill introduced by State Representative Holloway that would replace Common Core in North Carolina and review all education standards in the state and recommend modifications. The bill establishes an Academic Standards Review Commission to conduct this review and make recommendations to the State Board of Education, the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, and the General Assembly. The bill passed in the House 78-39 on June 4, 2014. It has since been received by the Senate referred to the Committee on Education/Higher Education.

    S.B. 812: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Soucek that would review all education standards in the state and recommend modifications. The bill establishes an Academic Standards Review Commission to conduct this review and make recommendations to the State Board of Education, the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, and the General Assembly. The bill passed in the Senate 33-15, and passed in the House 71-34. Governor McCrory signed the bill into law on July 22, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncorenc.org
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreNC
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-NC/150345585132550
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreinNorthCarolina

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    North Dakota

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-North-Dakota/431076243650481

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    Ohio

    H.B. 181: House bill introduced by State Representative Brenner that would prohibit student’s personally identifiable information from being sent to the federal government without the local school board’s authorization; would modify the management of the state’s education data depository; and would prohibit the submission of student’s names and addresses to multi-state consortia without written permission. The bill passed the House 88-7 and was introduced in the Senate on December 12, 2013, where no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 193: House bill introduced by State Representative Brenner that deals with the revising and implementation of high school graduation requirements. The bill passed in the House 92-1 and was introduced in the Senate on January 23, 2014, where no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 413: House bill introduced by State Representative Stautberg that would prohibit the implementation of PARCC during the 2014-2015 school year. Instead, the bill provides for a new state assessment to be developed by the State Department of Education. Furthermore, the State Department of Education, Superintendent of Schools, or the State Board of Education shall not attempt to renew the PARCC assessment after 2015. The contents of the bill would declare an emergency, and would take effect immediately as a result. The bill was introduced in the House January 21, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 237: House bill introduced by State Representative Andy Thompson. along with 13 cosponsors, that would withdraw the state Board of Education and Department of Education from Common Core standards, and require that they develop their own set of standards for the state. The bill also stipulates that adoption of standards not be a condition for receiving state funding. The bill was introduced on July 31, 2013 and assigned to the Committee on Education.

    H.B. 597: House bill introduced by State Representatives Thompson and Huffman to repeal Ohio's adoption of Common Core standards. The bill was introduced on July 28, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://ohioansagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/OhioCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreOhio
    http://facebook.com/groups/516040641778582

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    Oklahoma

    H.B. 2786: House bill authored by State Representative Nollan that would amend 70 O.S. 2011, Section 11-103.6a, deleting the section providing for the adoption of Common Core State Standards effective as of July 1, 2014. The bill also declares an emergency and as such it would take effect immediately upon its passage. The bill was referred to the House Rules Committee on February 4, 2014, where no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 2849: House bill authored by State Representative Fischer that would amend 70 O.S. 2011, Section 11-103.6a to require curriculum standards and changes to standards be adopted pursuant to a certain portion of the Administrative Procedures Act effective as of July 1, 2014. The bill also declares an emergency and as such it would take effect immediately upon its passage. The bill was amended in the Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer Committee on February 27, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 3331: House bill authored by State Representative Shannon that would prohibit the State Board of Education from taking certain action that would result in certain revisions in the curriculum; direct the Board of Education to take action to change certain federal requirements or agreements which require certain revisions in the subject matter curriculum; declare an emergency and as such it would take effect immediately upon its passage. The bill was referred to the House States’ Rights Committee on February 4, 2014, where no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 3399: House bill authored by State Representative Nelson that would prevent federal control of the state’s education standards and require any agency using federal money or programming to decouple themselves from any agreement that would give control of K-12 education to organizations outside the state. Common Core State Standards would be put on hold for a year and instead Oklahoma educational assessments would be based on Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS). The State Board of Education would compare the standards of PASS with those of Common Core and then submit a written review of the standards to the House, Senate and Governor. The bill passed in the House 71-18 and Senate 31-10 and signed into law by Governor Fallin on June 5, 2014.

    S.B. 1146: Senate bill authored by State Senator Fields that would amend 70 O.S. 2011, Section 11-103.6a, deleting the section providing for the adoption of Common Core State Standards and instead have the State Board of Education revise the curriculum to disalign it from the one devised by the Common Core. The bill also declares an emergency and as such it would take effect immediately upon its passage. The bill was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 4, 2014, where no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://restoreokpubliceducation.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Restore-Oklahoma-Public-Education/116011401766695
    http://facebook.com/groups/oklahomaeducators
    http://facebook.com/stopcommoncore

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    Oregon

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/groups/StopCommonCoreinOregon

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    Pennsylvania

    H.B. 2439: A House bill introduced by State Rep. Gordon Denlinger that would repeal Pennsylvania Core Standards and call for an entirely new set of education standards to be constructed. Pennsylvania Core Standards were essentially the state's way of rebranding Common Core, and Denlinger's bill seeks to start from scratch by empowering local school districts to have a say in what the standards should be. The bill was referred to the Education Committee on August 13, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://nopacommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Pennsylvanians-Against-Common-Core/566916409995216

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    Rhode Island

    H.B. 7095: House bill introduced by State Representative Amore that would establish the Common Core State Standards Commission to evaluate the State Department of Education’s standardized testing based on the Common Core State Standards and advise the legislature and Governor as to the program’s adequacy. As such, it would put the Common Core standards on hold until the commission finishes its evaluation. The bill was referred to the House Health, Education, and Wellness Committee where the committee recommended the measure be held for further study on February 26, 2014. No action has been taken on the bill since.

    H.B. 7580: House bill introduced by State Representatives Keable, O’Brien, Ferri, Amore, and Newberry that would introduce a Rhode Island Educational Bill of Rights. The bill was referred to the House Health, Education, and Wellness Committee where the committee recommended the measure be held for further study on April 9, 2014. No action has been taken on the bill since.

    Resources:
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    South Carolina

    S 300: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Grooms that would prevent the State Department of Education and Board of Education from implementing the Common Core State Standards. The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Education, where it received a majority favorable report on March 19, 2014. No action has been taken on the bill since.

    H 3893: House bill introduced by State Representative Bedingfield that would require any revisions or new state academic content standards be approved with the advice and consent of the Education Oversight Committee, and by a Joint Resolution of the General Assembly. The approval of the General Assembly is only required if the content standards weren’t developed by the State Department of Education. It would also require a review of all state content standards not written by the State Department of Education for the purpose of developing new content standards, and prevent the state from implementing the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The bill passed in the House 89-9 and in the Senate 27-15. It was then signed into law by Governor Haley on May 30, 2014.

    H 3943: House bill introduced by State Representative Rivers that would prevent the State Department of Education and Board of Education from implementing the Common Core State Standards. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education and Public Works on April 11, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
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    South Dakota

    H.B. 1237: House bill introduced by State Representative Sly that would establish a Common Core State Standards Evaluation Council to compare the Common Core Standards with previous South Dakota standards, as well as the fiscal impact of implementing Common Core over other alternatives. The bill was referred to House Education H.J. 270 and was tabled in an 11-2 vote on February 10, 2014.

    S.B. 63: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Otten that would protect student educational data and limit the types of data that can be collected without parental and/or student consent. The bill passed in the House 70-0 and Senate 35-0 and was signed into law by Governor Daugaard on March 13, 2014.

    S.C.R. 2: Concurrent Resolution introduced by State Senator Jensen that expresses a series of concerns about the Common Core State Standards. The resolution was referred to Senate Education S.J. 287 where it was tabled on February 20, 2014 in a 5-1 vote.

    Resources:
    http://southdakotansagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/SouthDakotansAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-South-Dakota/263507147118165

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    Tennessee

    H.B. 1549: House bill introduced by State Representative Dunn that would require any changes in educational standards be posted on the state Board of Education website sixty days prior to Board of Education meetings and establishes under what circumstances such standards may be adopted. It would also prohibit the use of data collection for any purpose besides assessing the academic progress and needs of students. The bill passed in the House 84-8 and Senate 28-0 before being signed into law by Governor Haslam on May 14, 2014.

    H.B. 1826: Bill introduced by State Representative Womick and State Senator Campfield that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 6 by requiring the general assembly to approve, by the general appropriations act, all state funding for any future assessment tests used to measure the educational progress of students. The House bill has been sitting in the House Education Committee since January 27, 2014. The Senate bill failed in the Senate Education Committee on March 12, 2014.

    H.B. 2253: Bill introduced by State Representative Casada and State Senator Gresham that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-1-302 by prohibiting the state from joining consortiums or initiatives that would require common standards in science and social studies. Instead, the curriculum standards in these subjects should reflect the values of Tennessee. The Senate bill was referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 22, 2014. The House bill was referred to the House Education Committee on February 3, 2014. No action has been taken on either bill since that time.

    H.B. 1697: Bill introduced by State Representative Butt and State Senator Niceley that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10 by requiring that public schools provide instruction in cursive writing by the end of third grade. The bill passed in the House 85-6 and Senate 27-0 before being signed into law by Governor Haslam on April 24, 2014.

    H.B. 1696: Bill introduced by State Representative Butt and State Senator Niceley that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 6 by withdrawing Tennessee from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments and the Common Core State Standards, instead requiring the State Department of Education and Board of Education to adopt new assessments and standards. The bill was referred to the House and Senate Education Committees on January 23, 2014. No action has been taken on either bill since that time.

    H.B. 2453: Bill introduced by State Representative Matheny and State Senator Bowling that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-6-7003 by allowing instructional materials to be made available for review by parents or legal guardians. The bill passed in the House 95-0 and in the Senate 31-0 before being signed into law by Governor Haslam on May 22, 2014.

    H.B. 2290: Bill introduced by State Representative Spivey and State Senator Niceley that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 1 by requiring the State Department of Education to reimburse LEAs all costs incurred implementing the PARCC and Common Core State Standards. The bill was referred to the House and Senate Education Committees on February 5, 2014 and January 29, 2014, respectively. No action has been taken on either bill since that time.

    H.B. 1882: Bill introduced by State Representative Dennis and State Senator Gresham that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1 by adding the Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act that would regulate the collection and release of data by the Department and State Board of Education. The bill was referred to the House and Senate Education Committees on January 27, 2014 and January 15, 2014, respectively. No action has been taken on either bill since that time.

    H.B. 1705: Bill introduced by State Representative Faison and State Senator Gresham that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 1 by limiting the types of individual student data that can be collected without parental or student consent. The bill was referred to the House and Senate Education Committees on January 23, 2014 and January 15, 2014, respectively. No action has been taken on either bill since that time.

    H.B. 1703: Bill introduced by State Representative Faison and State Senator Bell that would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 1 by prohibiting the transfer of student data out of state; or to corporations, companies, federal agencies, or other outside entities, unless required by federal law. The bill was referred to the House and Senate Education Committees on January 23, 2014 and January 27, 2014, respectively. No action has been taken on either bill since that time.

    H.B. 2237: Bill introduced by State Representative Alexander and State Senator Niceley that would remove the language of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-1-301(a) and replace it with language that would make the members of the State Board of Education elected officials and outlines the selection and eligibility requirements of board members. The bill was referred to the House and Senate Education Committees on February 3, 2014 and January 29, 2014, respectively. The Senate bill failed in the Education Committee on March 19, 2014 and the House bill has been taken off notice.

    Resources:
    http://tnacc.net
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Tennessee/322248557894269
    http://facebook.com/tnacc

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    Texas

    While Texas did not receive Race to the Top Funding for Common Core standards implementation, the state is still facing many impacts of the standards including: testing, resources, professional development, the SAT, and more.

    FreedomWorks encourages you to look at your child's curriculum—you can ask your teacher or principal for a copy. What textbooks are they using? What digital resources? Google them—if they are aligned with Common Common, it's time to take action! Contact FreedomWorks and we can help you.

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    Utah

    H.B. 342: House bill introduced by State Representative Layton that would modify the powers and duties of the State Board of Education relating to the development and adoption of state specific core curriculum standards, which would be done in consultation with local school boards, teachers and parents. The bill passed in the House 41-30 and Senate 22-4 and was signed into law by Governor Herbert on April 1, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://utahnsagainstcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/UtahnsAgainstCommonCore

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    Vermont

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-VT/569577429756265

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    Virginia

    While Virginia did not receive Race to the Top Funding for Common Core standards implementation, the state is still facing many impacts of the standards including: testing, resources, professional development, the SAT, and more.

    FreedomWorks encourages you to look at your child's curriculum—you can ask your teacher or principal for a copy. What textbooks are they using? What digital resources? Google them—if they are aligned with Common Common, it's time to take action! Contact FreedomWorks and we can help you.

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    Washington

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncorewa.wordpress.com
    http://facebook.com/groups/WAstateAgainstCommonCore
    http://facebook.com/WashingtonUnite

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    West Virginia

    S.B. 429: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Boley that would put the Common Core State Standards on hold for two years while a Legislative Common Core Study Committee and the State Board of Education looks into issues, and fiscal costs, respectively, related to Common Core’s implementation. The bill also makes provisions to protect student data. The bill was referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 24, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 4383: House companion bill to S.B 429, introduced by State Representative Butler. The bill was referred to the House Education Committee on January 31, 2014, but no action has been taken since.

    H.B. 4390: House bill introduced by State Representative Butler that would stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in West Virginia, with the state retaining their control over development and implementation of the curriculum. The bill was referred to the House Education Committee on February 3, 2014 where no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://wvagainstcommoncore.wvconstitutionaladvocates.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/WV-Against-Common-Core/359684890815537

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    Wisconsin

    S.B. 619: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Vukmir that would stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Wisconsin and would create a Model Academic Standards Board, the make-up of which is described in the bill, to develop new state standards. The bill failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on April 8, 2014.

    A.B. 616: Assembly bill introduced by State Representative Larson that would prohibit the collection of a student’s biometric data and the use of any device that would assess the emotional or psychological state of a student. The bill failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on April 8, 2014.

    A.B. 617: Assembly bill introduced by State Representative Knudson that would direct the Department of Public Instruction to create rules establishing model academic standards in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and the Arts. The bill failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on April 8, 2014.

    A.B. 618: Assembly bill introduced by State Representative Pridemore that would address issues involving the student information system and the disclosure of student records and personally identifiable data. The bill passed the Assembly 57-37, but in the Senate it failed to concur pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on April 8, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://stopcommoncoreinwisconsin.com
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Wisconsin/185213384959404

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    Wyoming

    H.B. 97: House bill introduced by State Representative Reeder that would modify the process by which content and performance standards are adopted by establishing an advisory council to the State Board of Education. It would also prohibit participation in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and protect student data by establishing security policy and protocols. The bill passed out of the House H04 6-3 on February 18, 2014, but would not be considered by the Committee of the Whole on February 21, 2014. No action has been taken on the bill since.

    H.B. 114: House bill introduced by State Representative Teeters that would provide for six members of the State Board of Education to be elected, as opposed to appointed. The bill died in Committee 5-4 on March 3, 2014.

    Resources:
    http://wyomingcitizensopposingcommoncore.com
    http://facebook.com/groups/434220420005865
    http://facebook.com/StopCCWY.org

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