Bill would force new math, English standards

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee hears testimony from critics of a national movement to implement new K-12 education standards for math and English.

Opponents of the standards told the House Education Committee on Thursday that the Common Core Standards were flawed, unproven and that states were pressured into adopting them. The Kansas State Board of Education adopted the standards in 2010.

A bill before the House committee would require Kansas to abandon the standards, expend no money to implement them and require new state standards to be written in their place.

Deputy education commissioner Brad Neuenswander told the committee that replacing the standards would be costly. But he added the state board will be monitoring the new standards to make sure they meet state needs or write their own.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal,

http://www.cjonline.com

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