State Rep. Says Common Core Standards Should Not Be Feared

A local State lawmaker says the Federal Government is not trying to implement new education standards through something called Common Core. State Rep. Paul Clymer chairs the House Education Committee says local residents are adopting Pennsylvania Core Standards.

“These standards are only applicable to public schools, not private, religious or the home school community. They will be exempt.”

Clymer says there’s been a lot of rumors about Common Core, which precipitated an informational hearing of the Education Committee in Harrisburg on Monday. Clymer says setting the curriculum is still the function of the local school district. 

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