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Common Core repeal bill passes Senate 23-7

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

MONTGOMERY — A bill to repeal the state’s Common Core education standards was passed by the Senate on Thursday.

The bill was brought forth by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. It requires the state to revert to the previous standards developed and adopted during the 1990s and 2000s for the upcoming academic year, and adopt new standards for the 2020-2021 school year.

Marsh previously rejected efforts to repeal Common Core, but he now said it must be done to improve student performance.

According to Alabama Daily News, State Superintendent Eric Mackey said the bill has a lot of unintended consequences.

“Changing teaching standards requires a lot of expert work by dedicated education professionals,” Mackey said. “It will not happen overnight.”

The bill will now move to the House after Spring Break.

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