- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina legislator says it won’t sit well with fellow lawmakers if today’s Common Core public school academic standards change in name only without substantive adjustments.

Sen. Jerry Tillman of Archdale made the comments Monday addressing the first meeting of an 11-member academic standards panel that will meet monthly and ultimately recommend updated standards for the State Board of Education to consider.

The legislature this summer directed Common Core’s math and reading standards be revisited after complaints. Rep. Craig Horn of Weddington also addressed the commission, but he and Tillman aren’t panelists.

Education board Chairman Bill Cobey is on the commission. He’s hopeful standards will be developed that are clear, measurable and age-appropriate.

IBM executive Andre Peek and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board member Jeannie Metcalf are the panel’s co-chairs.


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