Kansas Senate sets vote on stalling school standards

Kansas Statehouse
Kansas Statehouse

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Kansas Senate is taking up legislation that could delay or block new, multi-state standards for math and reading in public schools.

The measure on the Senate’s agenda Saturday would create an 11-member legislative panel to review decisions by the State Board of Education on adopting and implementing any uniform education standards. The bill is aimed at Common Core standards developed by multiple states and adopted by the state board in 2010.

Critics of the Common Core standards contend they endanger state control of education and will be costly. Supporters believe they’ll improve student performance.

But the measure also would prevent the board from implementing new science and history standards. The board approved history guidelines in April and is considering new, multi-state science guidelines.

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