Ballot question to end Common Core in Massachusetts will move forward

Sep 3, 2015 by

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Massachusetts voters will have their say in 2016 on whether to adhere to the national Common Core Standards for education.

BOSTON – Massachusetts voters will have their say in 2016 on whether to adhere to the national Common Core Standards for education. A ballot question with Worcester roots was one of 22 questions certified as constitutional by Attorney General Maura Healy on Wednesday.

The next step is collecting the signatures needed to actually place it on the ballot according to Donna Colorio, a candidate for and a former Worcester School Committee member, a Quinsigamond Community College professor and one of the questions most ardent supporters.

“This was the first step,” Colorio said. “I am excited beyond excited that this passed constitutional muster and can move forward. We can have the discussion that we never had when this was approved (by the Mass. Board of Education) in 2010.”

Colorio, who founded the group Common Core Forum, will now chair the End Common Core Massachusetts ballot question campaign.

Source: Ballot question to end Common Core in Massachusetts will move forward | masslive.com

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