Congress is listening to the parents and educators across the nation who are voicing their concerns about the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a recent flurry of legislative activity, congressional opposition to the federal government’s involvement in pressuring the states to adopt the initiative has emerged loud and clear.
Last week, Senator Lindsey Graham introduced Senate Resolution 345, a powerful resolution pushing back against the Common Core State Standards Initiative and specifically calling for the federal government to “not incentivize the adoption of common education standards or the creation of a national assessment to align with such standards.” You can read a press release here.
The resolution is already cosponsored by senators Tim Scott (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), Mike Lee (UT), Ted Cruz (TX), James Inhofe (OK), Thad Cochran (MS), Roger Wicker (MS), Dan Coats (IN), and Mike Enzi (WY).
A companion resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Jeff Duncan (SC). Since it was just introduced, it does not yet have a resolution number. Rep. Duncan’s resolution is already cosponsored by Joe Wilson (SC), Andy Harris (MD), Mick Mulvaney (SC), Trent Franks (AZ), Doug Collins (GA), Randy Hultgren (IL), Tim Huelskamp (KS), Thomas Massie (KY), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Lee Terry (NE), Justin Amash (MI), Tom Cotton (AR), Mike Rogers (AL), Matt Salmon (AZ), Bob Gibbs (OH), and Walter Jones (NC).
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