Bill Text: MI HB4192 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Education; curriculum; implementation of certain curriculum standards and assessments in place of common core curriculum standards and assessments in this state; require. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding secs. 1278e & 1278f.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 27-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-14 - Bill Electronically Reproduced 02/09/2017 [HB4192 Detail]

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HOUSE BILL No. 4192

 

 

February 9, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Glenn, Hoitenga, Dianda, Howrylak, Graves, Wentworth, Lower, Bellino, Barrett, Miller, Marino, VanderWall, Victory, Tedder, LaFave, Webber, Hornberger, Allor, Hernandez, Runestad, Kesto, Robinson, Sheppard, Canfield, Lucido, Noble, Johnson, Howell and Chatfield and referred to the Committee on Michigan Competitiveness.

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

 

"The revised school code,"

 

(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding sections 1278e and 1278f.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1278e. (1) By enacting this section, this state

 

terminates all plans, programs, activities, efforts, and

 

expenditures relating to the implementation of Michigan K-12

 

science standards and the educational initiative commonly referred

 

to as the common core standards, or any derivative or permutation

 

of that educational initiative including, but not limited to, the

 

Michigan college and career ready standards that have been adopted

 

by the legislature, the state board, or the department and

 

including, but not limited to, any assessments, data collection,

 

and instructions based on or involving that educational initiative.

 

To further protect state and local control of public education, the


state board and the department are prohibited from adopting,

 

aligning to, or implementing any other national or multistate

 

consortium standards from any source or requiring the use of any

 

assessments aligned with any other national or multistate

 

consortium standards from any source, and, subject to section

 

1278f, the state board and the department shall do all of the

 

following:

 

     (a) Respect and support the ultimate right of a parent to opt

 

his or her child out of public school, and out of any public school

 

activity, practice, or testing that the parent finds unacceptable,

 

with no negative repercussions to, or financial impact on, the

 

child, parent, or school and with no interference from this state.

 

This subdivision does not prohibit this state from funding public

 

education on a per-pupil basis.

 

     (b) Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, implement state

 

academic content standards for each of grades kindergarten to 12 in

 

English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

 

The state academic content standards shall be the same as the

 

academic standards in effect in Massachusetts during the 2008-2009

 

school year, except that any reference in those standards to

 

"Massachusetts" shall be changed in all appropriate instances to a

 

reference to "Michigan" and any state history or government content

 

standards shall be changed to reflect the history and government of

 

this state. Within 10 days after the state academic content

 

standards are implemented, the department shall distribute the

 

standards to all public schools in this state and make the

 

standards available to the public on the department website.


     (c) The superintendent of public instruction, the state board,

 

the department, or any other state public employee or authority

 

shall not adopt or implement any national or multistate consortium

 

standard from any source, or the use of any assessments aligned

 

with a national or multistate consortium standard, that cedes

 

control of Michigan educational standards in any manner, including,

 

but not limited to, mathematics standards, English language arts

 

standards, the next generation science standards, history

 

standards, social studies standards, or sex education standards.

 

This state shall retain sole control over the development,

 

establishment, and revision of course of study standards for grades

 

K to 12. The superintendent of public instruction, the state board,

 

the department, or any other state public employee or authority

 

shall not join any consortium or any other organization if

 

participation in that consortium or organization would cede any

 

measure of control over any aspect of Michigan public education to

 

that consortium or organization.

 

     (2) The board of each school district and board of directors

 

of each public school academy, considering the academic content

 

standards implemented under this section, shall do all of the

 

following:

 

     (a) Establish a fundamental academic curriculum for its pupils

 

at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. The

 

fundamental academic curriculum shall define academic objectives to

 

be achieved by all pupils and shall be based upon the school

 

district's educational mission, long-range pupil goals, and pupil

 

performance objectives. The fundamental academic curriculum may


vary from the state academic content standards implemented under

 

this section.

 

     (b) After consulting with teachers and school building

 

administrators, determine the aligned instructional program for

 

delivering the school district's or public school academy's

 

fundamental academic curriculum and identify the courses and

 

programs in which the fundamental academic curriculum will be

 

taught.

 

     (c) Provide adequate time and transparency for public review

 

and comment on the aligned instructional programs by all interested

 

members of the community before final implementation.

 

     (3) This section shall not be construed to promote any

 

religious or nonreligious doctrine, promote discrimination for or

 

against a particular set of religious beliefs or nonbeliefs, or

 

promote discrimination for or against religion or nonreligion.

 

     (4) This section does not require any school district or

 

public school academy to utilize all or any part of the academic

 

content standards implemented under this section. The state board

 

and the department shall not impose any financial consequence on a

 

school district or public school academy that implements academic

 

content standards differing from those implemented by this state

 

under this section.

 

     Sec. 1278f. (1) The department shall implement validated state

 

assessments of pupil achievement using the assessment used in

 

Massachusetts during the 2008-2009 school year and aligned to the

 

academic standards in effect in Massachusetts during the 2008-2009

 

school year. These assessments shall be ready for use by the first


spring after new statewide academic content standards are

 

implemented under section 1278e(1)(b). The department shall not

 

revise the assessments under this subsection again for a period of

 

at least 5 years. The new assessments implemented under this

 

subsection and all future assessments implemented by the department

 

shall meet all of the following:

 

     (a) Shall not require, but may use, computer technology.

 

     (b) Each year, within 30 days after the assessment is

 

administered, shall be available on the department website for all

 

school administrators, teachers, and parents to review.

 

     (c) Shall not collect any of the following:

 

     (i) Data about the values, attitudes, beliefs, and personality

 

traits of a pupil or a pupil's family.

 

     (ii) Medical, behavioral, mental, biometric, or psychometric

 

data of a pupil or a pupil's family.

 

     (2) The department shall not implement an assessment developed

 

under this section until the proposed assessment is approved by

 

both houses of the legislature by concurrent resolution. The

 

standing committee having jurisdiction over education legislation

 

in each house shall conduct at least 1 public hearing on the

 

proposed assessment and shall post notice of each public hearing at

 

least 2 weeks before holding the public hearing.

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