Under existing law, the State Board of Education has adopted, for implementation in the public K-12 schools of the state, the curriculum provided for Mathematics and English Language Arts pursuant to the educational initiative commonly referred to as the Common Core State Educational Standards
This bill would authorize a local board of education to opt out of the common core curriculum for one or both of those subject areas and to implement an alternative curriculum for those subject areas in the local school system
Relating to public K-12 education curriculum; to provide for a moratorium on the further adoption or use of common core curriculum subjects until January 1, 2017; to authorize a local board of education to opt out of the currently adopted common core curriculum subject areas in the state and to implement an alternative curriculum for those subject areas in the local school system; to require the annual testing of students for proficiency in Math and English Language Arts; and to establish the Alabama Curriculum Standards Advisory Commission to evaluate and report on test results.
|April 1, 2014||S||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 13, 2014||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|March 5, 2014||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education|
|Bill Text||SB443 Alabama 2014 Session - Introduced|