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New law delays Common Core for other subjects

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that would delay adoption of Common Core standards for any other subjects.

The new law also requires officials to provide an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards.

The math and English standards adopted by nearly all states were devised by the National Governors Association and chief education officers from states. The goal is to raise expectations and make sure students nationwide are learning skills in the same grades.

Opponents say Common Core is part of an inappropriate overreach of national and corporate interests into education and state standards should be decided by South Dakotans.

Other bills seeking to scrap Common Core standards failed in the 2014 Legislature.

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