Common core repeal unlikely to pass Senate in current form, says Republican committee chairmanRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 27 2014 8:18 AM
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Education has confirmed a controversial bill to repeal Alabama's common core education standards will be allowed to come up for discussion in committee.
Sen. Dick Brewbaker, R-Pike Road, said this week he did not bring the much discussed proposal up last week because for fear it would distract from the important Education Trust Fund budget.
Now that the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee approved that budget on Wednesday, Brewbaker said he hopes to have a public hearing on the common core repeal next week, probably on Wednesday.
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District 29 Senator Harri Anne Smith was co-sponsor of this legislation to force an open public debate on this issue. Senator Smith wanted to hear all of the "facts" on both sides of the issue. Her co-sponsoring did not mean she would vote for it. She wanted it publically debated.