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S.RES.345: A resolution strongly supporting the restoration and protection of State authority and flexibility in establishing and defining challenging student academic standards and assessments, and strongly denouncing the President's coercion of States into adopting the Common Core State Standards by conferring preferences in Federal grants and flexibility waivers.

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Sponsor Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the Senate that:

  • states and local educational agencies should maintain the right and responsibility of determining educational curricula, programs of instruction, and assessments for elementary and secondary education;
  • the federal government should not incentivize the adoption of common education standards or the creation of a national assessment to align with such standards; and
  • no application process for any federal grant funds or waivers issued by the Secretary of Education under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 should award any additional points, or provide any preference, for the adoption of the Common Core State Standards or any other national common education standards.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S823-824)