NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015– Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today, the Tennessee State Senate followed with a (27:1) vote in favor of repeal.
For far too long the federal government has been usurping powers that belong to the State of Tennessee. This legislation makes it clear that the federal government has absolutely no role in the education of Tennessee students. The 10th Amendment was written for a reason, and it must be revived.
Both Democrats and Republicans in our district are strongly against Common Core and I am proud to have had the opportunity to amend this legislation in order to ensure that the intent was indeed to completely rescind Common Core from the State of Tennessee, as well as, give the General Assembly confirmation authority on committee appointments. Tennessee families, teachers and legislators will now be able to create their own standards, and for that I am thankful.
As always, I am humbled and honored to be your state representative.
Dr. Bryan Terry