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14-SR345 on Feb 6, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution against Common Core
Source: HRes.476 & SRes.345
Congressional summary:: Strongly denouncing the President's coercion of States into adopting the Common Core State Standards by conferring preferences in Federal grants:
  • Whereas the development of the Common Core State Standards has transformed into an incentives-based mandate from the Federal Government;
  • Whereas the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 prohibits the establishment of a national curriculum by the Department of Education;
  • Whereas President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced competitive grants through the Race to the Top program to adopt 'internationally benchmarked standards and assessments that prepare students for success in college and the workplace';
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that--
  1. States and local educational agencies should maintain the right and responsibility of determining educational curricula;
  2. the Federal Government should not incentivize the adoption of common education standards; and
  3. no application process for any Federal grant funds should provide any preference for the adoption of the Common Core State Standards.

    Opponent's argument against (CoreStandards.org): The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards [not adopted in TX, NE, AK, MN, and VA]. The nation's governors and education commissioners, through their representative organizations the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) led the development of the Common Core State Standards and continue to lead the initiative. Teachers, parents, school administrators and experts from across the country together with state leaders provided input into the development of the standards.

    Also see the related House Resolution H.Res.476.

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Question 7: Vouchers for school choice Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Education
    • Headline: Denounce the Common Core State Standards (Score: 1)
    • Headline 2: Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards (Score: 2)

      Participating counts on AmericansElect question 6.
    • Headline: Denounce the Common Core State Standards (Answer: B)
    • Headline 2: Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards (Answer: B)
    • AmericansElect Quiz Question 6 on Education: When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
      • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
      • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
      • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
      • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
      • E: Unsure

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 14-SR345

    Republicans participating in 14-SR345

    Daniel Coats s1oIN Republican Jr Senator (Retiring 2016)Feb 11, 2014
    Thad Cochran s1oMS Republican Sr SenatorFeb 6, 2014
    Ted Cruz s1oPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary ChallengerFeb 6, 2014
    Michael Enzi s1oWY Republican Sr SenatorFeb 6, 2014
    Lindsey Graham s2pSC Republican Sr SenatorFeb 6, 2014
    Chuck Grassley s1oIA Republican Sr SenatorFeb 6, 2014
    James Inhofe s1oOK Republican Sr SenatorFeb 6, 2014
    Mike Lee s1oUT Republican Jr SenatorFeb 6, 2014
    Tim Scott s1oSC Republican Senator-AppointeeFeb 6, 2014
    Roger Wicker s1oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)Feb 6, 2014

    Independents participating in 14-SR345

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 0
    Republicans: 10
    Independents: 0

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