North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law legislation that reasserts North Carolina’s rightful authority over academic standards.
On Tuesday, July 22, North Carolina became the fifth state in the nation to begin the process of replacing the national Common Core Standards with state-specific standards. Gov. McCrory signed SB 812-Replace CCSS w/NC’s Higher Academic Standards and stated that this decision “does not change any of North Carolina’s education standards.” The Governor added, “It does initiate a much-needed, comprehensive and thorough review of standards. No standards will change without the approval of the State Board of Education.” The state-led commission will make recommendations that according to McCrory, “will address testing issues so we can measure what matters most for our teachers, parents and students.”
Click here to review the status of Senate Bill 812, primary sponsors Sens. Dan Soucek (R-District 45) and Jerry Tillman (R – District 29).
Thank you! To all who prayed, made calls, or sent e-mails to our North Carolina legislators and to Gov. McCrory, and to all who have been concerned about protecting North Carolina education standards from Federal government control, thank you!
Take Action: Please take time to let Gov. Pat McCrory hear from you with thanks and appreciation for signing SB 812 into law, replacing Common Core Standards with the highest possible state-led standards. Contact him via the Web or give his office a call at 919-814-2000 or 800-662-7952.
Pray that God will continue to guide our North Carolina leaders with His wisdom, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8
Your prayers and actions are making a difference ensuring that the federal government does not interfere with educational standards in North Carolina, “the shining city on the hill” (Matthew 5:14).