Alabama Policy Institute Senior Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars appeared on Huntsville’s Newstalk 770AM/92.5FM with Jeff Poor Wednesday to discuss a controversial bill that would repeal Common Core in Alabama.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) announced the bill in a Facebook and Twitter video late last week, taking some education stakeholders by surprise.

Is a repeal of Common Core a good or bad idea?

Listen to Rachel and Jeff discuss the issue here:


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