New education standards approved by Oklahoma Legislature

Ponca City Now - March 22, 2016 10:36 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – After scrapping the state’s Common Core education standards two years ago amid an outcry from conservative grassroots groups, the Oklahoma Legislature is putting its stamp of approval on new replacement standards.

The House and Senate each passed separate resolutions on Monday approving the newly developed education standards in math and English language arts, with some minor technical recommendations.

Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says she supports the new standards, and praised lawmakers for their support.

The Senate resolution approved Monday was amended to remove the Oklahoma Legislature from its role approving new standards in the future.

Edmond Republican Sen. Clark Jolley, who wrote the amendment, says members of the Legislature aren’t education experts and have no business tinkering with the state’s standards.


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