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Alabama education standards about to change

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Despite a request for delay, Thursday the state school board voted to make Alabama the 40th state to adopt the same core standards for teaching math and English.

A long list of people from around the state addressed the board and expressed concern about the change, which will impact every public school in the state.

Governor Riley joined the majority in approving standards, which they say will make it better for children to move from one school to another.

Governor-elect Robert Bentley, who will become president of the board next year, says the standards should be determined by local school boards and parents, not the federal government.

A state school board spokeswoman said these are not federal standards, rather initiatives from the National Governor's Association.

WSFA 12 News will have a full report at 6:00pm.

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