Policy Documents

S. Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Letter on National Standards

Nikki Haley –
February 15, 2012

South Carolina legislators are considering a bill to block the state from implementing the Common Core, a collection of grade-level lists for what children should know in math and language arts. 

Gov. Nikki Haley sent the bill’s sponsor a public letter declaring her support for the repeal.

“Just as we should not relinquish control of education to the Federal government, neither should we cede it to the consensus of other states,” Haley wrote. “Our children deserve swift action and the passage of a clean resolution that will allow our state to reclaim control of and responsibility for educating South Carolinians.”