20-HB1687/SB1735 – Cepicky/Hensley

Bill Description

Requires the board to abolish all academic standards for science and social studies for students in kindergarten through grade two; allows the subjects of science and social studies to be incorporated into the curriculum aligned with the academic standards for English language arts for students in kindergarten through grade two. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1.

TLRC Position

We approve on the basis of poor literacy results. This would increase reading activities while exposing the students to the desired subject matter.

TLRC Observed Process

Passed unanimously in House Education Curriculum testing and innovation committee but was taken off notice in House Ed and deferred in the senate.

Vote Result: Failed

Score: +5