Mo. House Education chairman says efforts to block “Common Core” unlikely to be successful

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Bills that would block Common Core education standards from being implemented in Missouri could face a tough hurdle this year in the General Assembly.

Last week, as the Missouri State Board of Education met to hear both sides make their case, Steve Cookson, chairman of the House Education Committee, said that when a state is as reliant on federal funds for education as Missouri is, there is an expectation that some strings might be attached to that money.

When asked if he thought a bill that would bar implementation of the Common Core standards might have a chance in his committee or in the General Assembly, Cookson, R-Poplar Bluff, was hesitant.

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