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TO PARTICIPATE IN
A STATE-LED COMMON SET OF
STANDARDS IN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS
WHEREAS, in order for public education in America to be competitive worldwide, students in the United States must be proficient in English and Mathematics, in addition to several other subjects: and

WHEREAS, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have committed to work together to create a state-led (not a federal government-led) effort to develop a common core of standards in English and Mathematics; and

WHEREAS, any state that participates in development of the common core of standards is not bound to adopt or implement the standards if they are disagreeable with state policies and/or practices:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby approve the Alabama Department of Education’s participation in the developmental efforts of the NGA/CCSSO in English and Mathematics.

Done, this the 14th day of May 2009.