Tommy Bice-Alabama SBOE Press Conference 3-12-13 and His Guarantee of Local Control Over Common Core Standards Being Used In Alabama
Hear the Press Conference of Tommy Bice Alabama's Superintendent of Education and his guarantees of local control over what he calls as Alabama's Common Core Standards which are different from Georgia's Common Core Standards. His guarantees were apparently good enough as the Senate Education Committee had two very staunch defenders of Common Core in Republican Senators Pittman and Holtzclaw along with the Democrats and the SB190 to repeal Common Core was killed in committee. Find out for yourself if they were right after all it's just going to affect generations of Alabamians.
In Part 2 you will hear this at the end--hope the confidence placed by our legislature in not acting today will be well founded otherwise our children will have to pay with the world formed by the lesson plans through Common Core...Excerpt from Bice speech:
"I can state with absolute confidence as State Superintendent that Alabama maintains total authority over our academic standards under the watchful eye of our State Board of Education. Local schools systems maintain control over development of curriculum, adoption of textbooks and other instructional materials. Teachers maintain control over lesson plans and students day to day activities and we do not collect nor disseminate personal information on individual students other than what teachers and principals need on a daily basis to make sure that they are meeting the needs of students."