State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) is urging the State Board of Education to delay the implementation of the new Common Core Standards. He has filed a resolution that asks the State Board of Education and General Assembly work together to create a viable plan to provide funding to school districts that need improvements and modernizations to comply with the new Common Core Standards and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career's.
Kay is against requiring districts to incur costs to upgrade their school, and questions some of the books students will be directed to read.
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While the State Board of Education says the new standards establish clear expectations for what students should learn in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level, Kay says they are largely untested in the United States. A hearing on the matter was scheduled for last week, but Kay says it was shortened from its normal time down to 10 minutes.