States looking to Oklahoma for help repealing Common Core

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Oklahoma State Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY – Several states are looking to Oklahoma for help repealing Common Core.

Louisiana lawmakers attended a meeting at the Oklahoma State Capitol Friday to learn how Oklahoma used House Bill 3399 to repeal Common Core and establish a process to develop new, superior standards for English and math.

Oklahoma’s House Bill 3399 repeals the Common Core teaching standards in the state and allows Oklahomans to create new English and math standards.  It also prevents any direct or indirect federal control over those standards or assessments.  The measure was signed into law in June.

“Oklahoma has caught the attention of legislators across the nation, not just for our success in repealing the common core standards, but also because we have put in place a process to replace them with stronger standards,” said Representative Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City. “Our bill was also the most comprehensive of the states that have repealed the standards. They want to know what our process looked like and how we included parents, teachers and grassroots activists to repeal the common core standards and work toward producing better, state-driven standards.”

Senator Josh Brecheen agreed with Nelson, stating, “Oklahoma is at the point of the arrow on this important national issue. House Bill 3399 and its results embolden other legislators across the country to assert the 10th Amendment and ensure our students have standards and tests that are not under the control of federal funding.”

According to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Friday’s meeting at the state Capitol also included lawmakers from Colorado and Nevada via teleconference.