CA Dept of Education: Torlakson Issues Statement on Common Core Bill AB 1246 Signing

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today issued the following statement upon Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 1246, by Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica), that authorizes the adoption of Common Core instructional materials for mathematics by 2014 and provides districts flexibility in the selection of instructional materials:

“AB 1246 means we are one step closer to implementing Common Core standards in California—a practical way to prepare our kids for the challenges of a constantly changing world by learning the real-world skills they need for career and college. Despite our budget problems—which are very real—California must move forward now so that all children graduate ready to contribute to the future of our state and our country.

via SSPI Issues Statement on AB 1246 Signing.

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