Alabama Legislative Committee to Hold Hearing on Common Core Bill

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By Alabama News Network

A legislative committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on a proposal to let local school systems opt out of the Common Core curriculum standards.

Republican Sen. Scott Beason, a frequent critic of Common Core, is sponsoring the legislation. The Gardendale senator says local school officials should be able to decide for themselves about the standards.
   
The bill would let school systems stop using Common Core and implement an alternative curriculum for those subject areas.
   
Opponents of Beason's bill say it would cause chaos across the state to have different school systems using different standards.
   
The Senate Education Committee has set aside two hours for the public hearing.

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