Maryland Republicans want to stop Common Core

By Glynnis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter

A flurry of bills trying to slow down or stop the implementation of the new Common Core educational curriculum in Maryland are about to hit the legislative dockets, according to Sen. Edward Reilly, a Republican on the education committee that oversees it.

On Thursday, Reilly and four other Republican senators introduced two bills related to testing and teacher evaluation based on testing.

One (SB578) requires each local school board to set the timeline for fhe new standardized tests based on Common Core curriculum, but no sooner than June 30, 2015

The other bill (SB579) delays any evaluations of teachers and principals based on standardized testing until at least the same time next year.

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