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MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) -

A state lawmaker is taking his fight against Common Core to the state school superintendent's office.

Gardendale Senator Scott Beason has introduced a bill to make Alabama's School Superintendent an elected position. At this time the superintendent is selected by the state school board. Beason opposes Common Core which are standards set for education.

The Gardendale Republican and others believe the curriculum could lower standards in Alabama. Superintendent Tommy Bice has told opponents the Alabama State Department of Education controls their standards. Beason said Bice's support for Common Core is a part of his push for an elected superintendent.

"I think it's one of those things the people of Alabama are seeing more and more people oppose core and the state superintendent act like that doesn't exist. I believe the people of the state should have a say,"Beason said.

There are just seven meeting days left in the session Beason wants a discussion on both Common Core and the elected superintendent.

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