Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms.
A House-Senate study committee recommended Thursday to the full General Assembly that it pass a law to prevent the State Board of Education from developing further the Common Core standards for North Carolina schools.
A new standards advisory commission would make recommendations to the board on new standards. The current Common Core standards would remain in place in the meantime.
Critics of the replacement proposal on the panel said their colleagues are politicizing public education decisions.
Gov. Pat McCrory has expressed support previously for Common Core, as has the North Carolina Chamber.