Compromise that keeps Common Core in SC advances
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina schools would continue to implement Common Core education standards in math and reading, at least for a few years, under a compromise advancing in the Senate.
The measure advanced Wednesday to the Senate Education Committee. It replaces a bill that initially sought to repeal the standards adopted by two state boards in 2010. The compromise requires a review of the math and reading standards by 2018 and mandates legislative approval for future changes to what students learn in the classroom.
Debate continues over student testing aligned to the new standards. Senators want to back out of a consortium of states that's developing a test with federal money.
The amended legislation also incorporates a bill deleting the requirement that high school students pass an exit exam to graduate.