WHAT'S THE RUSH?
Every state should have a bill like that introduced asap and be holding hearings in May before the June 1 deadline.
And when was the final version of the
Common Core Standards Released? (June 2, 2010)
I recommend that those of you in states with a minimal "public comment" period and little input from teachers and parents across the state contact their Attorney General's office and a specialist in school law (and/or some key legislators) about the lack of outreach by their DoE and BoE on one of the most far-reaching changes to be made in local control of curriculum and instruction.
State Board Members should contact NASBE about advice they are giving to solicit input from across their states on Common Core's final standards (not due out until June 2) so that major stakeholders (parents, teachers, and local school administrators, as well as legislators and other active citizens) know what lurks behind the concepts of "college and career readiness" and where the dividing lines are with respect to academic level in math and ELA.
NASBE is supposed to be helping state board members, and the effort (or lack of) for outreach to help them gain input from all major stakeholders is their responsibiity, not their DoE's.
Ask major editorial boards and reporters in the state what outreach plans are being made to obtain genuine input from parents across the state.
WHAT DID YOUR STATE DO TO SOLICIT INPUT FROM CITIZENS?
WHAT IS UP WITH "REPRESENTATION" IN AMERICA?