State Board of Education votes to sever ties with Common Core

The Arizona State Board of Education voted 6 - 2 in favor of severing ties with Common Core standards.
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Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is claiming victory in the fight against Common Core in Arizona.
 
The Arizona State Board of Education voted 6-2 to sever the state's ties to the Common Core standards.
 
Common Core is so divisive; there isn't even an agreement by many whether this is a victory or the worst day ever for Arizona's Public Education System.
 
"It's a great victory for the people of Arizona, and especially for our children because they are the ones that deserve it the most," said Diane Douglas.
 
Douglas believes the board's vote could clear the way for Common Core standards to be abolished in Arizona.
 
Board President Doug Miller voted against Douglas' motion says the Board's action will have little if any impact on Arizona Common Core standards.
 
"We left the common core standards in place, so this is politics," said Doug Miller.
 
So is he frustrated with the decision?
 
"I am frustrated, this is politics, it has nothing to do with kids, with getting anything accomplished in the classroom," said Miller.
 
A committee remains in place that is reviewing the standards and how to improve or change them. The current standards for English and math will remain in place until the board issues a modification. 
 

Watch Diane Douglas' comments after the State Board of Education vote today that Douglas says is the first step in...

Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Monday, October 26, 2015

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