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Illinois HJ 543

Illinois HJ 543

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Published by Shane Vander Hart
This resolution filed by State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) urges the Illinois State Board of Education to delay the implementation of the Common Core State Standards until a fiscal study can be done.
This resolution filed by State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) urges the Illinois State Board of Education to delay the implementation of the Common Core State Standards until a fiscal study can be done.

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Published by: Shane Vander Hart on Sep 04, 2013
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HOUSE RESOLUTIONWHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House ofRepresentatives recognizes that the State Board of Education'sdecision to implement, both, the Common Core Standards and thePartnership for Assessment of Readiness for College andCareer's were not authorized by the Illinois State Legislature;andWHEREAS, In 2010, Illinois became one of 48 states to optin for the Common Core Standards by accepting federal fundsfrom the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and through theRace to the Top Initiative of the federal government; andWHEREAS, Over the next few years, the Common CoreStandards, which are largely untested in the United States,will substantively change the educational standards forstudents in Illinois, thus affecting every teacher and studentin the State; andWHEREAS, There are many unknown and significant costsassociated with the Common Core Standards and the Partnershipfor Assessment of Readiness for College and Career's; andWHEREAS, The only substantive cost analysis of theimplementation of the Common Core Standards was conducted by123456789101112131415161718192021HR0543 LRB098 13055 MST 47568 r
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the Pioneer Institute, a non-partisan, privately fundedresearch organization, which estimates the financial impactfor Illinois to be close to $773 million over 7 years; andWHEREAS, There are many school districts who lack thetechnology, infrastructure, and funding to create anenvironment for the online standards testing required by thePartnership for Assessment of Readiness for College andCareer's or the new textbooks that will be needed to teach tothe Common Core Standards; andWHEREAS, The State Board of Education has not securedfunding for schools that will need curricular, technological,and infrastructure upgrades; andWHEREAS, The most recent data shows that close to 67% ofschool districts are operating with a deficit, the prospect ofa pension cost-shift, and other expensive unfunded mandates bythe State; andWHEREAS, It is inconceivable to require districts to incurcosts to upgrade schools in their respective districts becausethe State Board of Education unilaterally made the decision tomove to the Common Core Standards, without counsel from localschool districts, without a strong Statewide informationalcampaign about the Common Core Standards, and without12345678910111213141516171819202122-2-HR0543 LRB098 13055 MST 47568 r

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