Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation repealing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Fallin told Politico that the CCSS term had become so tainted that it was time for CCSS to go:
“The words ‘Common Core’ in Oklahoma are now so divisive that they have become a distraction that interferes with our mission of providing the best education possible for our children,” Fallin said.
Initially it seemed like Fallin might exercise a pocket veto in favor of “rebranding” CCSS as “Oklahoma standards” (see my original post below). After all, she is the current chair of the National Governors Association, part owner of the CCSS license.
Initial reports noted that Fallin had until June 2 to sign Oklahoma’s CCSS-repeal bill into law. However, in her June 2 article, Susan Berry of Breitbart noted Fallin’s deadline was June 7.
Fallin did not wait for the deadline.
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