On Thursday members of the House Education Committee, who were supposed to take up the Senate version of a bill that aims to repeal the Common Core State Standards, instead replaced its language with their own version of the bill that they had already passed earlier in the legislative session.
Sen. Jerry Tillman, the bill’s sponsor, stood at the podium ready to present his bill to the House committee, apparently unaware of the surprise maneuver to toss his bill aside.
“First time in 12 years I’ve never received a PCS bill [proposed committee substitute of a bill] until I got here, late. I’ll give you the courtesy of putting any PCS I’ve put up out there,” said Tillman. “That’s just courtesy folks, and I believe in that and I’ll do that.”
Tillman was reacting to the fact that committee members failed to consult with him in advance regarding their intentions to never debate his version of SB 812, which, like the House version of the bill, seeks to reneg on the state’s promise to implement the Common Core State Standards. Read More