Oklahoma lawmakers receive petitions backing Common Core education standards

A group backing Oklahoma’s Common Core education standards presented state lawmakers Wednesday with more than 7,000 electronic signatures obtained through an Internet petition asking for continued support of the stiffer education standards.
by Randy Ellis Published: March 5, 2014
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Meanwhile, several efforts are underway in the state Legislature to modify the standards.


Editor's note:

An earlier version of this story stated that the state law that requires children to be held back who fail a third-grade reading proficiency test and don’t meet good-cause exemptions is in Common Core. That law is actually the state Reading Sufficiency Act.

Furthermore, the official title of Amber England is government affairs director for Stand for Children Oklahoma. She was previously misidentified as the government affairs director for The Expect More OK! Coalition.


by Randy Ellis
Capitol Bureau Reporter
For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two...
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