West Virginia Joins Growing List of States to Defeat Common Core Repeal Efforts
Joining a growing list of mostly conservative states, West Virginia lawmakers beat back efforts to repeal Common Core. A bill that sought to require the West Virginia Department of Education to repeal and replace Common Core, and that was later amended to require a two-year study of the Standards, died in the State House on the last day of the legislative session. The move adds West Virginia to a list of Republican-controlled states, including Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota, that have rejected legislation to repeal Common Core. The recently concluded legislative session was the first time Republicans have controlled both the State Senate and House since the 1930s.
Read more in the Charleston Gazette.