Common Core standards survive legislative challenge

Alabama's common core standards for public schools have survived another challenge. It appears a bill to abolish the standards is unlikely to pass the Legislature. Bills were introduced in the House and Senate to prevent adoption of the standards. The Senate bill has been indefinitely postponed. A subcommittee of the House Education Policy Committee voted Wednesday to kill the bill.

State Schools Superintendent Tommy Bice says fears that the standards would lead to a federal takeover of public schools are unfounded.The Common Core standards for learning in math and English were recommended by the National Governors Association.