Americans’ support of the Common Core is plummeting, so let’s take a look at where all the states stand to date on the controversial standards.
Three states have officially repealed the Common Core standards – Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Indiana – but only Oklahoma’s repeal bill allowed its public schools to return to its prior education standards while new standards are developed. South Carolina schools are still using the Common Core this school year while they write new standards, but Indiana’s “repeal” was actually a “rebrand” of the nationalized standards. Indiana’s replacement standards are so similar to the Common Core that the state was granted a one-year extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver by the Obama administration, while Oklahoma’s waiver was rescinded.
The following 34 states have introduced anti-Common Core legislation:
Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota (Data Privacy bill); Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Utah; Tennessee; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
The following 16 states have either withdrawn or are in the process of withdrawing from the Common Core test consortia:
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah
These 27 states have introduced legislation that bans the use of PARCC or SBAC assessments:
Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah; West Virginia; Wyoming.
Executive orders have been issued by the governors of these 10 states regarding the Common Core or the test consortia:
Arizona; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Oklahoma; Louisiana; Maine; Mississippi; New Jersey.
Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia never adopted the Common Core standards, and Minnesota only adopted the Common Core English Language Arts standards.