Common Core Repeal Efforts Stall in Tennessee

March 20, 2014

Efforts to roll back Common Core have begun to stall in the week since opponents scored a surprise victory in the state House of Representatives.

The Senate has declined to take up a measure that would delay the tests that go with Common Core for two years, and a House subcommittee has killed legislation that would repeal the national education standards in Tennessee. The Senate Education Committee also has quietly dropped another bill that would have repealed Common Core.

The developments this week suggest that Gov. Bill Haslam and other Republican leaders who support Common Core appear to have contained the fallout from the upset opponents scored on March 13, when they succeeded in attaching the two-year delay to Common Core to an unrelated education bill.

On Wednesday, Haslam enlisted the help of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of the GOP’s biggest proponents of Common Core.

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