Issue Background

Common Core Standards

The adoption of the Michigan Standards was supported by businesses and the education community. That support continues today.

As we look to evaluate teachers and schools on student performance, consistent standards are the only way to obtain accurate results on student growth and achievement.

Local and state resources have already been expended to adjust curriculum, teaching aids and assessments to align with the standards and local needs.


The House Committee On Michigan Competitiveness is considering House Bill 4192 which would replace the current Michigan State Standards with the academic standards in effect in Massachusetts during the 2008-2009 school year. The Michigan State Standards have been in place since 2010 and are based on the Common Core State Standards that were developed by a consortium of states and education professionals.

The bill would also eliminate all funding and resources for anything related to the current standards.