MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Senator Del Marsh of Anniston has introduced a bill that has now been passed in the Senate to remove common core out of all Alabama schools.
The bill was passed by a vote of 23-7.
It will now move to the house of representatives for a vote but local educators are asking legislators to reconsider.
“If they were to start from scratch I think that would just put that gap in the standards,“ Beverle Magnet School Principal Maria Johnson said.
Johnson says many reasons why common core gets a negative view is due to people not knowing or reading the standards.
“There favorite line is I didn’t learn math this way and I think it’s ridiculous but that doesn’t have anything to do with the common core standards,” Johnson said.
“That literally has to do with the fact that textbook companies came along, they designed there approach to the common core standards or the Alabama standards we refer to them and that’s on a textbook company.“
DCS’s system instructional coach Lorilyn Shaughnessy is one who doesn’t want to see common core gone but if so feels DCS will find another option.
“We as a district will work hard to know that we are preparing our students for life,” Shaughnessy said.