AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
June 18, 2014
Taking Common Core Down Piece by Piece!
Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) has introduced SB 1382 which would give control of graduation requirements back into the hands of local districts and out of the hands of federal and state governments. Under current law, high school students beginning with the class of 2017 (those currently entering sophomore year) will have to pass high-stakes Keystone Graduation Exams in three subject areas (Algebra I, Biology and Language Arts) in order to earn a diploma. These are developed with no input from teachers teaching those courses. This will simply lead to more “teaching to the test.”
Passage of this bill would be one step in dismantling Common Core and regaining local control.
It is very important that this bill be brought up for a vote before the Senators leave Harrisburg for their summer break the end of this month, thus Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi must be on board. Go t our ACTION CENTER to contact Senator Pileggi, asking him to get on board and support SB 1382. You can either leave the title/text of the message as is or make changes.