Oklahoma's GOP legislature and governor have
repealed Comrade Obama's Common Core.
Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin has signed state legislation repealing the Common Core State Standards, she said Thursday.
Spectators until this point were unsure of what she would do as the June 7 deadline to act on the bill approached. Fallin has been a staunch supporter of the standards in the past.
|Gov. Mary Fallin|
But the state will now revert back to standards it had prior to the Common Core, called the Priority Academic Student Skills standards reports Politico.
“We are capable of developing our own Oklahoma academic standards that will be better than Common Core,” she said. “Unfortunately, federal overreach has tainted Common Core. President [Barack] Obama and Washington bureaucrats have usurped Common Core in an attempt to influence state education standards. The results are predictable. What should have been a bipartisan policy is now widely regarded as the president’s plan to establish federal control of curricula, testing and teaching strategies.”
“We cannot ignore the widespread concern of citizens, parents, educators and legislators who have expressed fear that adopting Common Core gives up local control of Oklahoma’s public schools,” Fallin said. “The words ‘Common Core’ in Oklahoma are now so divisive that they have become a distraction that interferes with our mission of providing the best education possible for our children.”