CCSS HAS BEEN SAVED IN KANSAS!!!
After a marathon debate yesterday afternoon and evening, the Education Committee voted this morning on the bill to ban Common Core Standards for math and reading in Kansas. The bill and a subsequent amendment dealing with funding for the new CCSS assessments both failed to pass (11 “no” votes to 7 “yes” votes).
Looks like the investment in time and energy spent contacting Kansas legislators was worth it. MAJOR–MAJOR–MAJOR thanks to Fred Hollingshead, Melisa Hancock, David Barnes along with about 20 others for their time yesterday attending the marathon committee session. Special thanks to all who spoke for the cause and answered questions from the committee members!
Everyone who wrote letters and/or signed Jerry Braun’s petition had an equally strong impact. Thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved and share their views with the committee. The real winners here are the students of Kansas.
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