Alabama Senator Seeks Common Core Repeal

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By Alabama News Network

Republican Sen. Scott Beason has filed legislation to repeal the Common Core curriculum standards from Alabama schools.

Beason filed the bill Thursday, calling Common Core one of the most pressing issues in the state. The Gardendale senator says he believes people want a legislative vote on the issue.

Common Core has split Republicans. Repeal has become a rallying cry from state tea party groups who call it a federal overreach into education. Business associations have embraced the standards.

However, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says Beason's bill will not get to the Senate floor, although he said he will continue to study the issue. Marsh says the federal government isn't controlling education in Alabama. He says he gets regular letters from teachers who thank him for supporting the standards.

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