(Riley Snyder of Associated Press) – Carson City — A group of Nevada Republicans are trying to make the state the latest to repeal Common Core education standards.
Assemblyman Brent Jones, the primary bill sponsor of AB 303, and presented the bill Wednesday before the Assembly Education Committee.
Jones said he takes issue with confusing education standards for K-12 students and is concerned with student privacy and certain forms of standardized testing. The freshman Republican said Nevada should adopt education standards used in the past by Massachusetts, and that the state should have the freedom to adopt its own programs.
“Once people actually understand what it is, they’re actually frustrated and upset with it,” he said during the hearing. “This is not a Republican or Democrat issue, but a parent issue.”
The standards were initially developed by a number of education advocates and elected officials around the nation to create a basic set of reading, math and critical thinking standards that could be shared and adopted by schools around the country.
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