The days of the name "Common Core State Standards" in Tennessee are limited after the Senate on Tuesday voted 27-1 to send a bill to review and rescind the controversial standards to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
Yet whether the state will fully rescind the standards or make only minor changes will depend heavily on recommendations a review committee makes. Any possible changes aren't expected until 2017-18.
With the proposal soon to become law, opponents and supporters of Tennessee's version of Common Core are calling it a win. Opponents say the bill is a repeal to free the state of standards that embody federal overreach, and supporters call it a review that will fine-tune state expectations of educational goals.