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Okla. House Hearing Held On Common Core Resistance

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Parents, teachers and legislators are voicing their concerns over a set of public education principles known as common core state standards.

A legislative hearing on common core was held Tuesday before a House committee. There is growing opposition, especially among some conservative House legislators, to the standards that were approved in 2010 and are now being implemented by Oklahoma school districts.

 

Common core standards have been adopted in 45 states and include basic requirements for students in math and English. Oklahoma also has adopted standards for other subjects.

Some opponents claim the standards are a federal intrusion into the state's public education system.

 

House Speaker T.W. Shannon introduced a bill earlier this year to repeal the standards, but Republicans leaders in the Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin say they support common core.

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