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SubCommittee Discusses Common Core Continuing

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- A house subcommittee met Tuesday morning to discuss whether Common Core should continue in Michigan schools.

Common core enforces stricter requirements in the classroom for subjects like reading and math. The subcommittee heard from several people on whether or not the school standards should continue.

Those supporting Common Core say that it will boost student performance.

Those opposed believe it takes control away from local educators.

"It's kind of being about what math is in second grade, what it is in third grade and we did this as a group of states together," said Michael Flanagan, State Superintendent.

"...But I want my legislature to control what my kids are taught not some un-elected, no foryar, no open meetings acts organization," said Debby Debackei, Stay Care in Michigan.

The state adopted the Common Core school standards in 2010.

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