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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

    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

    H.B. 2190: House bill introduced by Rep. Finchem that bars the state board of education from implementing Common Core standards or sharing student data with the federal government. The bill calls for new standards crafted by the state, with input from local communities. The House passed the bill on March 11, and transmitted it to the Senate Education Committee. The Committee passed the bill on March 19 and it now awaits a floor vote.

    H.B. 2392: House bill introduced by Rep. Lawrence that bars the state from implementing Common Core or any similar standards developed outside of the state. The bill was introduced on January 28, 2015, and read twice.

    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

    H.B. 1208: House bill introduced by Rep. Klingenschmitt that repeals Common Core standards and forbids the sState Department of Education from entering into agreements with the federal government regarding standards or curricula. The bill was introduced on February 3, 2015, and referred to the House Education Committee.

    H.B. 1105: House bill that repeals Common Core standards and creates a committee to create new standards with local input. The bill was introduced on January 15, 2015 and referred to Education and Appropriations Committee.

    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

    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. 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. 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. 743: House bill introduced by Rep. Mayfield that prevents state Department of Education from entering into any agreements that cede state autonomy in education to federal authorities, and dismantles federal testing requirements. The bill had in its first reading in the House on March 3, 2015.

    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 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

    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.

    H.B. 1099: House bill sponsored by State Representative Nisly that removes the requirement that Indiana state standards must comply with the federal standards necessary to receive a No Child Left Behind waiver. The bill was introduced on January 8, 2015 and referred to the Education Committee.

    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

    S.B. 67: Senate bill that would forbid the State Board of Education from implementing Common Core, and require a reversion to pre-2010 standards. Individual districts would be able to craft their own standards using these as a model. The bill was introduced on January 22, 2015 and referred to the Senate Education Committee, and there is a chance that this bill could be attached to the Kansas FY 2016 budget.

    H.B. 2292: is the House companion bill to S.B. 67. It was referred to the Education Committee, and a hearing was conducted on February 23, 2015.

    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. 33: This bill, introduced by State Representative Kerr on January 6, 2015, 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, where no action has been taken since.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/KentuckiansAgainstCommonCoreStandards

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    Louisiana

    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, 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

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

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    Massachusetts

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    Michigan

    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

    S.B. 2468: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Watson. The bill would allow parents to opt their children out of any Common Core testing, assessments, or activities, and would exempt them from all data collection and sharing requirements under Common Core. The bill was introduced on January 19, 2015 and was referred to the Education Committee. The bill died in committee on February 3.

    S.B. 2690: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Hill. The bill would render all state actions to adopt Common Core void, withdraw the state from the PARCC testing consortium, and prevent the board of education from implementing any standards or curriculum not developed by Mississippians, including input from parents and teachers. The bill also forbids the state from using federal funds, such as those from Race to the Top, to collect or share student data. The bill was introduced on January 19, 2015 and was referred to the Education Committee. The bill died in committee on February 9.

    S.B. 2161: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Carmichael.The bill requires Mississippi to develop new standards to replace Common Core and blocks the collection and sharing of student data without parental consent.The bill passed the Senate on February 13, 2015, was amended and passed the House on March 11, and was sent back to the Senate for concurrence.

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

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    Missouri

    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

    H.B. 376: House bill introduced by Rep. Lamm that requires the state of Montana to retain complete control over the development and implementation of academic standards, and forbids the state from entering into any agreement, including the acceptance of grants, that would require the ceding of this control. The bill was introduced on February 2, 2015, and was referred to the Education Committee, but missed a deadline for transmission and is likely dead.

    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. 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

    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

    Assembly Bill 411: Senate bill introduced by State Senator Rosenthal that would establish a task force on education to issue a report and recommendations regarding educational standards and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The bill was referred to the Education Committee on January 7, 2015.

    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

    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

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

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    Oklahoma

    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.

    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

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

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    Rhode Island

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/pages/Stop-common-core-in-Rhode-Island/542616145789229

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    South Carolina

    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.

    Resources:
    http://facebook.com/StopCommonCoreInSouthCarolina

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    South Dakota

    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.

    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. 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. 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.

    S.B. 4: A bill introduced by State Senators Dolores Gresham and Mike Bell on November 17, 2014, that would repeal Common Core standards and establish a commission to create new standards by 2016. On January 17, it was referred to the Government Operations Subcommittee, and on February 12, an accompanying House bill, H. B. 1280, was filed.

    S.B. 5: A bill introduced by State Senator Tracy and State Representative Fogerty on November 24, 2014, that calls for the creation of new education standards to replace Common Core, created with local input and implemented by 2017. The accomanying House bill, H.B. 3 was taken off notice on March 4.

    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.

    Take Action

    Washington

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

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    West Virginia

    H.B. 2184: House bill introduced by Rep. McGeehan that bars the state board of education from implementing Common Core standards and the aligned assessments. The bill was introduced on January 21, 2015, and referred to the House Education Committee.

    S.B. 362: Senate bill introduced by Sen. Boley that repeals Common Core, blocks data sharing requirements, and calls for new standards to be created for the state by 2018. The bill was introduced on January 29, 2015, and referred to the Senate Education Committee.

    H.B. 2486: House bill introduced by Rep. McGeehan that bars the state board of education from implementing Common Core standards and the aligned assessments. The bill was introduced on January 28, 2015, and referred to the House Education Committee.

    H.B. 2564: House bill introduced by Rep. Marcum that bars the state board of education from implementing Common Core standards and the aligned assessments. The bill was introduced on February 2, 2015, and referred to the House Education Committee.

    H.B. 2774: Senate bill introduced by Rep. Butler that repeals Common Core, blocks data sharing requirements, and calls for new standards to be created for the state by 2018. The bill was introduced on February 16, 2015, and referred to the House Education Committee.

    H.B. 2934: House bill introduced by Del. Pasdon that calls for a repeal of Common Core standards, restricts testing and data collection requirements, and allows the state to create new standards with local input. The bill passed the House on February 28, 2015. The bill passed the Senate on March 14, but with an amendment requiring Common Core standards to remain in place until a comprehensive review has taken place. The House refused to concur with this amendment, and sent the bill back to the Senate.

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

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    Wisconsin

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

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    Wyoming

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

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