W.Va. Lawmakers Reconsider ‘Common Core’ Educational Standards

Aug 5, 2015 by

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — West Virginia lawmakers say they have revoked a statewide approach to education that has generated considerable debate.

They say challenging the Common Core program will improve educational standards for kids in kindergarten through grade 12.

The Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.

The West Virginia Board of Education approved the adoption of Common Core standards about five years ago.

“It is vitally important that we maintain an educational system in West Virginia that is second to none,” West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead said in a news release. “The common core standards are clearly not the answer to ensuring the high level of classroom instruction we need in our state. Our action today demonstrates our commitment to repealing these standards and replacing them with standards that reflect West Virginia’s values and talents.”

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