A proposal to block the Kansas State Board of Education and school districts from spending any state funding to implement the Common Core standards, the Next Generation science standards, or any assessments associated with the two was proposed last week during conference committee negotiations on the state budget. This measure failed to pass either chamber earlier this session and, in fact, was defeated in the House Education Committee on a vote of 11-7.
Because of the critical impact of such an action on the students we serve, our three organizations are urging state lawmakers to oppose any action that would halt or delay implementation of these standards. To this end, we offer the following facts to support implementation of the Common Core standards:not not
Again, we strongly urge lawmakers to oppose any efforts to defund or otherwise halt the implementation of the Common Core standards in our state. Join us in ensuring that Kansas students continue to be among the most college- and career-ready, both at home and in the world.