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Republican State Senator Bill Holtzclaw helped lead the fight in defending common core. Republican State Senator Bill Holtzclaw helped lead the fight in defending common core.
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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

An area school district is working to ease the fears of parents when it comes to common core standards.

Madison City Schools put the textbooks teachers will be using next year on display for parents to carefully review.

During the 2013 legislative session, some senators tried to repeal the common core standards that dictate what books can be used. Some lawmakers say it gives the federal government too much power in the schools.

Republican State Senator Bill Holtzclaw helped lead the fight in defending common core.

He said the standards are a good idea, as long as we keep a close eye on things.

"If a particular state may be a little more liberal than our state with certain regards and social aspects, we need to be in tune to that and we need to be prepared to have some flexibility, so that objectionable material does not show up in our classrooms," he said.

Holtzclaw said he has not seen anything he objects to in the books, but promises to lead the fight to get rid of them if he ever does.

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