RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Military generals gathered to support North Carolina’s Common Core requirements in public schools, saying the standards are necessary to ensure the military can fill its ranks in the future.
Generals from across the state from the nonprofit group Mission Readiness said the standards help prepare students for the military entrance exam and other college readiness tests.
The House and Senate have passed separate bills that could change or drop Common Core requirements and create a commission to write new standards for North Carolina. Those standards would have to be approved by the state Board of Education.
Marvin Covault, a retired Army lieutenant general, said Common Core doesn’t tell teachers how to teach and asked the General Assembly to allow the teachers who created the standards to allow them to work.
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