Daily Caller: Anti-Common Core Efforts Are Failing…Badly
On Tuesday, the South Dakota legislature voted down an attempt to revive debate about Common Core in the 2015 session by a margin of 39-31. The defeat is the fourth for Common Core opponents in the last month, following similar votes in Mississippi, North Dakota and Arizona, the Daily Caller reports. “Four defeats in Republican-controlled legislatures…indicate that the standards still enjoy substantial support from the party, and that the ‘toxic’ standards remain robust despite the repeated attacks on them.” The decision in South Dakota is especially “painful” for Common Core opponents because the state legislature is strongly Republican dominated, meaning many GOP lawmakers were willing to hold the line. The article adds the bill in South Dakota was more moderate than most other proposals.
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