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Michigan Lawmakers Oppose State Education Standards

michigan educationLawmakers in Michigan voiced out their protest against Common Core System by taking the lead in stopping the education standard developed and pushed by governors and school leaders across the country.

Republicans in Michigan object the fact that that the National Governor’s Association and the Council of the Chief State School Officers developed the standards.

“Giving our authority to control what is taught in schools to any national entity is wrong. I am glad the House is taking up the debate of whether this is appropriate,” said state Rep. Tom McMillin, a Republican who represents Rochester and surrounding areas.

The state House on Wednesday passed an amendment, attached to the Education Department budget that prohibits any funding for the controversial Common Core system.

Ben Wolfgang of The Washington Times tells the rest of the story.

April 26, 2013 at 7:02 amStudy Section