After months of back and forth over the wording of the two bills put forth by both the North Carolina House HB1061 and Senate SB812 both purporting to repeal and block the use of Common Core curriculum and standards, SB812 passed the NC House.
The problem is that HB1061 was THE stronger bill and passed overwhelmingly in the House and when SB812 came to the House Education Committee it was basically gutted and the HB1061 language was inserted making it an equally strong bill and then that was passed by the House and sent back to the Senate. The Senate gutted SB812 again passed it then sent it to a Conference Committee where it was watered down even more.
And there you have it, the North Carolina General Assembly with just a little sleight of hand can turn something into nothing.
So the question now is, was the effort even worth it, for in the end, all we ended up with is (more…)