House Republican Statement on Passage of HB276, Supporting Local Control of Education Standards

downloadCONCORD – House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill) offered the following statement on the passage of HB276, a bill that provides that school districts shall not be required to adopt the common core standards. The bill passed by a vote of 236 – 124.

Rep. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill)

“House Republicans will always support greater local control of education curriculum and standards. If a local district decides to adopt a different or better set of guidelines for their students, this bill protects their ability to do that. This is truly an effort to preserve local control from the ever-encroaching federal department of education’s controlling footprint. Parents and local school boards should be empowered to make decisions to best suit the needs of their students and children.”