The Oklahoma Senate voted Tuesday to repeal the controversial Common Core State Standards from the state’s curriculum.
Under the bill, the state Board of Education would draft new standards specifically tailored for Oklahoma students to replace Common Core, which has been adopted by 45 states so far.
“The Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-10 on Tuesday for the bill repealing the standards over the objections of some Democrats who argued it is a political decision to roll back Common Core, which has faced fierce resistance from grassroots conservative groups,” the Associated Press reports.
The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Josh Brecheen, would direct the state BOE to join forces with higher education officials as well as career and technology professionals to adopt new standards by August of 2015.
The bill now heads back to the Oklahoma House, which could move to accept Senate changes or reject them and send them to a conference committee, the Tulsa World reports.
Read the bill here.
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