AL.com column: Alabama Rep. Martha Roby destroyed Common Core coercion, and you probably missed it

Posted to News on Jan. 15, 2016

If there is anything opponents of Common Core education standards hate more than the standards themselves, it's the way the federal government persuaded states to adopt Common Core with grants and regulatory waivers.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which President Obama signed into law at the end of 2015, prohibits the federal government from doing just that, and Alabama Representative Martha Roby deserves a lot of the credit.

Roby introduced the Defending State Authority Over Education Act in 2013 as a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee. The bill sought to take "away the Department of Education's ability to attach curriculum and assessment policy strings to special grants and waivers."

Read more here: Alabama Rep. Martha Roby destroyed Common Core coercion, and you probably missed it.




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