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State House Could Vote On Common Core Standards This Week

State House Could Vote On Common Core Standards This Week
Posted Wednesday, September 25th 2013 @ 3am  by Michigan Radio Network

The State House could vote this week on the implementation of controversial Common Core Standards.

House Republican Tim Kelly, who chairs the state House subcommittee that spent this past summer studying the issue, Tuesday introduced a resolution to allow implementation of the standards to continue.

However, the recommendation has conditions, which would allow the state be able to add or remove standards that are "in the best interest of the students of Michigan, with no ramifications from the federal government."

The resolution was referred to the House Education Committee, which could vote on it today.

A spokesperson for House Speaker Jase Bolger says if the committee moves the recommendation on to the full House, it could take up the issue as soon as Thursday.

In 2010, Michigan's State Board of Education adopted Common Core Standards, which set national academic standards for students.

However, the state legislature must vote to fund implementation of the standards in order for the MDE to move forward.

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