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SD panel declines study of Common Core

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House Education Committee has killed a bill to study the economic impact of the controversial Common Core standards.

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Committee members voted 8-5 against the bill.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has already expressed support for the standards, which were developed by national groups of school officers and governors. The Common Core sets K-12 benchmarks for students in math and English.

Supporters of the measure say the costs of implementing the standards and corresponding tests are high. They say a cost study should be done by an outside party.

Opponents say the study was not well-funded. A representative from the state's Education Department says it has been studying and managing the costs of Common Core throughout implementation.

Next week the committee will decide on other Common Core-related bills.

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