by Barry Smith
Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign the bill replacing Common Core with North Carolina standards, which just cleared the General Assembly.
McCrory said in a statement:
“I will sign this bill because it does not change any of North Carolina’s education standards. It does initiate a much-needed, comprehensive and thorough review of standards. No standards will change without the approval of the State Board of Education. I especially look forward to the recommendations that will address testing issues so we can measure what matters most for our teachers, parents and students.”
The conference report passed the Senate last week and cleared the House on Wednesday. It sets up an 11-member commission to recommend rigorous and age-appropriate standards for math and English language arts. The State Board of Education would make the final decision.