STATEMENT: Carmel Martin on Gov. Fallin Repealing the State Common Core Standards

Washington D.C. – Center for American Progress Executive Vice President of Policy Carmel Martin released the following statement reacting to the news that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards:

Gov. Fallin once supported the ambitious Common Core State Standards because she knew they were necessary to put Oklahoma’s children on a path to a better future. Students, parents, and teachers should be disappointed that today she chose to retreat from her public support and force the state to revert to an outdated, lower set of standards for Oklahoma’s children. Her decision today represents yet another example of tea party tactics aimed at scoring political points on the backs of our nation’s kids prevailing over a practical bipartisan coalition made up of business organizations, the civil rights community, military leaders, teachers, and parents.

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