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House Adopts Resolution for Common Core Implementation

Last week, the Michigan House of Representatives adopted a resolution allowing for the continued implementation of the Common Core State Standards shortly after the House Education Committee approved the measure. The vote was 85-21 with only Republicans casting no votes. The resolution, if adopted by the state Senate, would restore funding to Common Core and would set conditions for the implementation of the education standards passed by the Board of Education in 2010. Implementation was set to be blocked in the state budget beginning October 1.

The Detroit Regional Chamber is collaborating with a coalition of like-minded organizations in support of Common Core because a highly skilled workforce is critical to driving economic development and competing in the global economy. In order for students to compete in a knowledge-based, global economy, Michigan needs consistent standards that will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students that prepare them to join the workforce.

Learn more about Common Core at www.commoncoremichigan.org.