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TN lawmakers ask Congress to stop Common Core

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By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are asking Congress to help them put the brakes on Common Core education standards.

They've proposed a resolution urging Congress in part to "end decades of federal intrusion in state and local education policy decisions."

State Sen. Bill Ketron is a co-sponsor of the measure. The Murfreesboro Republican acknowledges it takes aim at the set of higher English and math standards that were a hot button issue during the last legislative session and continue to be this year.

In November, controversial legislation was filed to repeal Tennessee's Common Core standards that are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed for college and the workforce.

That proposal and the resolution are among several anti-Common Core proposals expected to be filed this session.

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