Fallin considers whether to sign, veto Common Core

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Governor Mary Fallin has until the end of the week to decide the fate of a bill that would repeal tough education standards in math and English that are known as Common Core.

Fallin has been a strong supporter of the more rigorous standards, but there has been growing concern, especially among grassroots conservatives, that the standards represent a federal takeover of the state's public education system.

On the final day of the legislative session, the House and Senate pushed through a 58-page bill that repeals the standards, which already have been adopted by Oklahoma and more than 40 other states.

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