Legislation that would move North Carolina's public schools away from Common Core academic standards is moving through both chambers of the General Assembly.
The House voted Wednesday in favor of a proposal to dismantle the standards for math and language arts and direct the State Board of Education to assemble new rules with help from a new commission. A somewhat similar Senate bill with the same result cleared the chamber's education committee earlier in the day.
Common Core has been used for the past couple of years and would continue to be used until replaced by the board. Common Core opponents say the rules have led to confusion among teachers and students. Legislators opposed to the bill say they're worried it could ultimately lead to lower standards.