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Common Core to face challenge under GOP majority

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Republican state lawmaker said there could be enough votes in the House of Delegates to repeal the Common Core standards in the upcoming legislative session.

Although efforts to repeal the standards never advanced beyond a committee this year, Delegate Larry Faircloth told the Daily Mail he thinks that will change in 2015.

The first test could come next month when the advocates against Common Core will have an opportunity to air their grievances for the first time in a committee hearing.

Common Core standards will be the central topic of discussion during a two-hour education committee meeting, Sen. Donna Boley, R-Pleasants, told the Daily Mail Tuesday.

Boley said she recently received news from Sen. Robert Plymale, D-Wayne, who serves as chairman of the education committee, that the topic will finally be discussed during an interim meeting.

“Our interim committees study everything under the sun,” she said. “But we haven’t been allowed to discuss Common Core. We’re hoping to more or less educate our legislators….

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