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Among other things, this bill would facilitate the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are standards published by the National Governors Association in 2010 for public schools. But Senate Bill 814 would extend the application of the CCSS to college readiness and thus college admission. State colleges and universities in Arkansas may determine whether to admit a student based on his or her performance in courses whose contents reflect the CCSS. Obviously this would discriminate against the vast majority of homeschool graduates whose secondary curriculum was not based on the CCSS to the extent that they would probably be denied entrance to an Arkansas college or university.
Passed the Senate 35-0. Passed the House 69-1. Became law as Act 1081. See "Bill History" link below.
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