Committee Approves Common Core 'Opt Out'

Committee Approves Common Core 'Opt Out'

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An Alabama Senate Committee voted to allow local school systems to opt out of the Common Core curriculum standards, but the legislation still faces a bleak future.
    
Bill sponsor Sen. Scott Beason said local school systems should have the choice to decide what is best for their students.  The Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday morning to approve the bill
    
However, Senate President Del Marsh said he did not think the bill had the support to get through an inevitable filibuster on the Senate floor. Marsh is a co-sponsor of the bill.
    
Sen. Vivian Figures, who voted against the bill, had urged committee members to let school members do their jobs without legislative interference.
    
The opt out legislation was tried after Common Core repeal efforts fell flat.
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