Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn introduced a bill this week to repeal the Common Core State Standards and replace it with a Mississippi-specific set of standards for K-12 students.

House Bill 156 would “delete the requirement that the state Department of Education form a single accountability system by combing the state system with the federal system.” It also would rename the state’s standards “Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards.”

Gunn also introduced a bill, HB 385, to replace the end-of-year assessment developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, with the ACT test.

Both bills were referred to the House Education Committee.

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One thought on “Speaker Philip Gunn introduces bill to kill #CommonCore

  1. Kudos to Speaker Gunn for introducing bills to return control of state education to the local districts where it belongs. I sincerely appreciate the Speaker’s leadership in this area.

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