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- At the state level Republicans and Democrats are joining together to protect parts of the Bill of Rights.
- While back in Washington D.C. the same two Jekyll and Hyde parties keep building a centralized, massive big government all-controlling monster.
(Tenth Amendment Center) - On Monday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill withdrawing the state from the Common Core education standards, an important step towards nullifying nationalized education in the state.
Introduced by Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) along with 47 co-sponsors, House Bill 1035 (HB1035) directs the state board of education or the department of education to “cancel any memorandum of understanding concerning the Common Core State Standards entered into with the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.”
The new law will “implement a process whereby the set of standards known as the Common Core State Standards adopted in 2010 will be reviewed and shall be replaced with new sets of standards adopted to fit the needs of Tennessee students.”
HB1035 passed through the state House unanimously with a 97-0 vote, and passed through the state Senate with a 28-1 vote.
Committees consisting of “two representatives from institutions of higher education” along with “six educators who reside in the state and work in grades kindergarten through twelve” would be responsible for creating the new academic standards in an open process available for public viewing online. The new standards would be completed by the 2017-2018 school year.
“This legislation is a template for all states to begin a much needed journey of separation from federally generated standards and an invitation to embrace each states’ own constitutionally delegated authority to serve its citizens at its own will,” said HB1035 chief sponsor Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg). “
“I set out on a mission to do everything in my power to repeal Common Core in State of Tennessee this year,” said HB1035 chief co-sponsor Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden). “In addition to repealing Common Core, this bill puts even more control back in the hands of families, local schools and the State of Tennessee, which is exactly where it belongs.”Read More . . . .