OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma House has approved a bill to repeal a set of education standards for math and English known as Common Core that have become a target of conservative groups.
The House voted 78-12 late Wednesday for the bill by Laverne Republican Representative Gus Blackwell. The measure now heads to the Senate, where GOP leaders have agreed to grant it a committee hearing.
Oklahoma is among 45 states that have adopted the standards, which include basic requirements for students in math and English. But there has been growing opposition to them, especially among some conservative House members.
Adopted in Oklahoma in 2010, the standards are part of an initiative of the National Governor's Association, which is currently chaired by Governor Mary Fallin.