Protestors Rally for SB443

Protestors Rally for SB443

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Tea Party members rallied outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery Wednesday morning.

"We need to get rid of the pro-common core state school board of education members," said one protester on the steps on the State House.

The bill, SB443, which would allow local districts to opt out of the controversial common core standards, passed through the senate committee Wednesday.

"We'll take that, we'll take whatever we can get to save our children, that's where we stand," says Kay Day who traveled from Mobile to Montgomery for the rally.

Although SB443 passed through the committee, it is unlikely it will see the floor.

This news is discouraging to parents who see their children's grades suffering through the common core curriculum.

"I'll ask her, how do you think you done on your tests? And she'll say I dunno mama I'm sure I failed it like I always do," says Buffy Singley, whose former straight A daughter is now struggling with the new curriculum.

But state school board members say it is not about the letter that comes on a report card.

"The learning is the important thing. That's what you'll carry with you the rest of your life. As soon as you graduate from college and get your first job, nobody ever looks at your GPA again," says Connie Spears who is with the Madison City School Board.

Those against common core standards, though say they'll continue to fight to get it out of the classrooms.

"You cannot railroad something through that has not been tried, true and tested," says Day.

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