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Press Release: SCGOP State Committee passes resolution to reject Common Core

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Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Republican Party’s State Executive Committee, comprised of leaders from the state’s 46 counties, this week passed a unanimous resolution to reject Common Core in South Carolina.


The resolution calls on state leaders to take specific actions including:

“Withdraw our state from the Common Core State Standards Initiative;

Withdraw our state from the SBAC assessment scheme, and any other testing aligned with the Common Core standards;

Prohibit all state officials from entering into any agreement that cedes any measure of control over South Carolina education to entities outside the state and ensure that all content standards and curriculum decisions are adopted through a transparent state-wide process fully accountable to the citizens of South Carolina; and

Prohibit the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose, and the sharing of personal data except with schools or education agencies within the state.”