Now that the budget has been signed by Governor Snyder, House Speaker Jase Bolger (R) has asked lawmakers to get informed about Common Core. Toward that goal, Representative. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R), who chairs the House Education Committee is planning summer hearings on the Common Core. “I don’t think it’s bad to have standards. It’s […]
With the Governor’s signature the implementation of Common Core and related assessments has been paused. The standards cannot go forward without the approval of the legislature. According to House Speaker Jase Bolger that decsion is likely to happen “in the fall.” “I’ve asked members to go home all summer, to talk to people in the […]
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, […]
Michigan became the third state to hit “pause” when it comes to instituting the Common Core standards. The Michigan Senate voted 24-14 to approve the Michigan Department of Education budget with State Representative Tom McMillin’s amendment that prevents the department from spending money to implement the Common Core State Standards. Local school districts can still […]
Jeb Bush is at Mackinac Island in Michigan this week talking about education. Michigan is in a heated battle over Common Core. State lawmakers are considering a budget measure to defund the standards and related assessments. The Common Core standards were adopted by the Michigan Department of Education in 2010. The budget measure passed […]
The battle against Common Core is heating up. Michigan Governor Snyder, in an appearance with Obama’s Secretary of Education, expressed support for the Common Core pitting him against many in his own party. The proposed budget to de-fund the Common Core is the current battleground. The pressure upon Michigan lawmakers, especially Republicans, to follow […]
The Michigan House passed an education budget bill with an amendment that stops state funding for the implementation of the Common Core and its assessments.