Clarification of What Bice Says are Alabama Standards-Common Core(copyrighted) Plus The Allowed Addition=Alabama Common Core Standards
Tommy Bice who is leading the charge to keep Alabama in Common Core is misrepresenting Alabama Common Core Standards as not the copyrighted Common Core--the application for No Child Left Behind Waiver show the truth. It is Common Core Standards (copyrighted) plus the portion he is allowed to add. Alabama not allowed to change it but can only add up to 15 %--let's get the truth out!!!
Study the link for yourself--here are excerpts:
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above link apparently no good anymore--here's another
E S E A F L E X I B I L I T Y–R E Q U E S T F O R W I N D O W 3
U . S . D E P A R T M E N T O F ED U C A T I O N iii
June 7, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is offering each State educational agency (SEA) the opportunity to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its local educational agencies (LEAs) , and its schools, in order to better focus on improving student learning and increasing the quality ofinstruction. This voluntary opportunity will provide educators and State and local leaders with flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. This flexibility is intended to build on and support the significant State and local reform efforts already underway in critical areas such as transitioning to college-and career-ready standard and assessments; developing systems of differentiated recognition, accountability, and support; and evaluating and supporting teacher and principal effectiveness...
Prior to submitting this request, Alabama teachers, leaders, college and university faculty, and lay citizens reviewed the Alabama standards and the Common Core State Standards and compiled the best of both into the Alabama College-and Career-Ready Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, reflective of the aspirations Alabamians hold for allpublic schools students to be prepared for college, careers, and the workforce. On November 18, 2010, the Alabama State Board of Education formally adopted these college-and career-ready content standards that meet the definition of ―college-and career-ready standards‖ in the document titled ESEA Flexibility, as Alabama has adopted content standards that are common to a significant number of states
(see Attachment 14, Evidence of Adoption of Standards)as noted in Alabama‘s approved AMO Freeze Request(see Attachment 15 for the letter from Deborah S. Delisle)and in doing so affirms this as a voluntary decision by our Alabama State Board of Education and further affirms Section 9527 (a) of ESEA
--on page 22
On November 18, 2010, Alabama joined 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands in adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA). The adoption by the Alabama State Board of Education (SBOE) incorporated selected Alabama standards with those in the Common Core to create a set of internationally benchmarked college-and career-readiness standards that will prepare students for a future in the ever-expanding global environment. These standards are known as the Alabama College-and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS).