Same tune, same fiddler, same band.
HB 1708: because the General Assembly is actually a glorified school board (February 9, 2012)
A bill, introduced yesterday:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 616
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BAHR (Sponsor), JONES (110), KOENIG, FUNDERBURK, SPENCER, LANT, SCHARNHORST, CURTMAN, BRATTIN, PARKINSON, FRAKER, MARSHALL, CRAWFORD, FITZWATER, JONES (50) AND DIEHL (Co-sponsors).
0394L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 161, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the Common Core Standards Initiative.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 161, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 161.855, to read as follows:
161.855. Notwithstanding any other law, the state board of education shall not adopt, and the department of elementary and secondary education shall not implement, the Common Core State Standards developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. Any actions taken to adopt or implement the Common Core State Standards as of the effective date of this section are void. Common Core State Standards or any other statewide education standards shall not be adopted or implemented without the approval of the general assembly.
It feels like junior high school, except with a lot more paranoia.
Missouri Core Academic Standards
About the Core Academic Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards for English-language arts and mathematics, which were released June 2, 2010, were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators and experts.
Are aligned with college and work expectations
Are clear, understandable and consistent
Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills
Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards
Are informed by other top performing countries so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society
Standards? We don’t need no stinkin’ standards. It’s a trap!