Governor Snyder signs budget

| June 13, 2013 | Reply

Today, Governor Snyder signed the $49 billion which included a provision that blocks the implementation of Common Core and related assessments unless they are authorized by the legislature.

Snyder has also expressed frustration with budget language prohibiting the Michigan Department of Education from using any funding to implement programs or assessments related to Common Core, a set of nationally developed state standards for math and language arts. But his line-item veto power only extends to appropriations, not the lack thereof.

Thank you for making the calls and sending the emails that made this happen.  The fight is not over.  Debate will begin in earnest and we must be diligent to continue to educate our lawmakers on the problems with common core and the assessments.


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