Bill seeks to strengthen state academic standards review process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Legislation that seeks to strengthen the review process of the state’s academic standards is advancing in the House.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Billy Spivey of Lewisburg advanced out of a House education subcommittee on a voice vote Wednesday.

The measure would keep the state’s current standards, which include the controversial Common Core state standards for English and math. It would also make law a public review process of the standards created by Gov. Bill Haslam.

The governor’s process currently has two committees and advisory teams for those committees to review the standards.

Spivey’s proposal would create a standards recommendation committee to be appointed by the governor and the speakers of the Senate and House.

The governor’s office didn’t immediately respond to comment about the proposal.

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