Kentucky State Representative Tom Kerr (R-Taylor Mill) has filed a bill to repeal Common Core, House Bill 215.
“Common Core takes the control of local schools out of the teachers and parents that are involved with the children and their education,” said Rep. Diane St. Onge, R-Lakeside Park, one of 10 Republican legislators to co-sponsor the bill.
It isn’t likely to pass with a Democrat-controlled House and governor. Kentucky was the first state to implement Common Core and the Democrats still support the controversial education standards. Representative Derrick Graham (D-Frankfort) chairs the House Education Committee and doesn’t foresee the bill passing.
Kerr said there should not be federal intrusion into education standards and such issues should be handled on the state level.
“It is a federalization of the curriculum,” Kerr said. “Congress passed these laws only because it was promised that wouldn’t happen, and I think that is happening.”
There are many teachers, parents and students who are against Common Core, but find their voice silenced. The group Kentuckians Against Common Core Standards critized this article because it only represented the voices who support the standards. They claim there are a lot more who do not support it than portrayed in the local media.