House to vote on ditching Common Core standards

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House is set to debate a proposal that would ditch the state's new Common Core school standards and strip the state Board of Education's power to adopt new standards.

Monday's floor debate comes two weeks after a proposal to eliminate the standards failed in the Senate.

House Bill 2190 by Republican Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley would drop the standards adopted by more than 40 states. They have become a political issue across the country as opponents criticize them as driven by the federal government.

Proponents say they are state-created and designed to increase standards so high school graduates are prepared for college.

A similar effort failed in the Arizona Legislature last year.

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