House of Delegates Set to Pass Bill To Prohibit Common Core Standards in Virginia

House Bill 1752's co-sponsor, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover), reports that the measure is set to pass the House on Monday, February 9th. HB 1752 is a measure to prohibit the Board of Education from replacing the educational objectives known as the Standards of Learning with Common Core State Standards without the prior approval of the General Assembly. HB 1752 would proceed to the Senate of Virginia where a similar bill is under consideration. “I am a sponsor of this legislation to ensure Virginia continues to set high educational standards in K-12, not cede a classroom to national progressives, and maintain a Virginia-based system of accountability and curricula," said Del. Peace.

The standards originally developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Reviewing various states’ standards compared them with the Common Core, the new benchmarks don't measure up to Virginia's well established standards already in place.

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Delegate Chris Peace is frequently rated one of Virginia’s most business-friendly conservatives. Peace’s voting record shows a consistent focus on opposing tax increases, protecting family values defending the Constitution, and promoting job creation and a high quality of life in Hanover, King William and New Kent counties.