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Common Core opponents want parents and teachers to control curriculum

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BILLINGS -- A group of parents says it supports a bill in the Montana Legislature that would repeal Common Core and the mandates for Smarter Balanced Testing.

Concerned Women for America, Montana passed out information Saturday at the Family Life Expo.

The group says its important for parents to have the facts to make their own decisions on Common Core.

Concerned Women's co-state director Kari Zeier says she is not against public education and teachers. She is supportive of choice for parents.

Common Core has bi-partisan support and opposition, according to Zeier.

The opponents want parents and teachers to have more control of curriculum.

"Local control and that's really what (Montana Rep.) Debra Lamm's bill would do," Zeier said. "It would give control back to the teachers and the parents and take it away from the state and the government. What we really care about is what's best for our children and giving parents and children rights when it comes to education and curriculum."

Representative Debra Lamm from Livingston is expected to introduce a bill in the education committee on February 11.

Governor Bullock and Superintendent Denise Juneau are both in favor of Common Core. 

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