Alabama Senate approves Common Core repeal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has voted to repeal the Common Core academic standards by 2021.

Senators voted 23-7 for the bill Thursday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who sponsored the repeal, said state test scores have failed to improve since the state adopted the Common Core standards.

Marsh said, “It’s time to move on.”

Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, a Democrat from Mobile, criticized the rush to approve the bill without a public hearing.

The Common Core movement was started by the National Governors Association.

The Alabama bill would require the state to develop new standards or the state would revert to those in place before Common Core.

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