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Dunn breaks with Haslam on Common Core

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

State Rep. Bill Dunn is a key member of the House Education Committee and has generally supported Gov. Bill Haslam’s education reform measures. But he broke ranks last session by passing a bill to reel back the Common Core State Standards, which have grown increasingly unpopular among conservatives as well as teachers.

Dunn said the new law (which Haslam signed) puts Tennessee in control of its standards while requiring the state Board of Education to notify members of the House and Senate education committees and post information online before it can vote on standard changes.

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