LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 27, 2016) – Yesterday, an important Michigan Senate committee passed a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core standards after compelling testimony by a 7-year-old boy. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.
Senate Bill 826 (SB826) was introduced on Mar. 1 by Sen. Patrick Colbeck and six co-sponsors. The legislation would void Common Core standards and create a framework to establish new state standards to replace them.
The bill passed in the Senate Education Committee by a 4-1 vote on Apr. 26. It will now move on to the full Senate for further consideration.