Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer has issued an executive order renaming the state's new Common Core academic standards and reaffirming that Arizona is acting independently from the federal government.

Friday's order comes just days after Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal proposed the name change while saying he too supports the standards.

The state Board of Education adopted Common Core in 2010.

Common Core standards have been adopted by 46 states. But they have drawn criticism from right-wing Republican activists who contend they're being foisted on states by the federal government. Opponents of the standards fought their implementation in the state Legislature during the session that ended in June.

The state's academic standards will now be called Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.