Senate committee approves Bill ditching Common Core

The State of Arizona is one step closer to getting rid of common core standards in the classroom.

The Senate Education Committee voted on HB 2190, 5-2 in favor of the bill which would ditch the current academic standards.

The House pushed the bill forward last week, and the Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 in favor of it, but the bill could die on the Senate floor if history repeats itself.

A bill to repeal the standards known as common core in Arizona schools got a boost Thursday.

Several teachers spoke at the hearing including one-fifth grader who is opposed to common core.

Arizona adopted the common core standards in 2010. Then Governor Jan Brewer supported it; Governor Doug Ducey has not said outright whether he is for or against comm core, but he has said he is against federal overreach.

Senate Democrats say the battle is far from won.

"I'm hopeful we can stop this bill on the Senate floor," said Sen. Dave Bradley.

If the Senate does not pass HB 2109, Sen. Bradley hopes the Governor will kill it.

"The business community supports him, and the business community is very much against this bill, so he will have a bit of a dilemma on his hands if he has to make that decision," he said.

The Senate Education Committee also approved a bill allowing parents to let their children opt-out of statewide testing.

Both bills will be sent to the Senate floor for a vote, which will likely happen early next week.

So far, the full Senate has killed the last anti-common core bills.
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