Good article that I’m reblogging for reference. Good information here about where were are going in Oklahoma with our public education.
Note the comments too. We need to heed the warning that we are moving control farther from the parents and teachers even with this course correction. http://fourthgenerationteacher.blogspot.com/2014/05/patheticyou-know-whats-really-pathetic.html

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

On May 23, 2014, both the Oklahoma House (71-18) and Senate (31-10) voted to dump the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

All that is left is for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to sign the legislation, HB 3399, into law. (Fallin was not governor when Oklahoma signed on for CCSS as part of Race to the Top {RTTT} in 2010.)

In December 2013, Fallin issued an executive order that included absorbing the term Common Core into the broader term, Oklahoma Academic Standards.

Fallin also noted that the Oklahoma legislature aligned its education legislation with CCSS and even included the language to align Oklahoma’s English Language Arts (ELA) and math standards “with the K-12 Common Core State Standards developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.”

The Oklahoma legislature might have approved CCSS effective August 1, 2010, but it has apparently reversed its decision on May 23, 2014.

This…

View original post 1,120 more words