Senator Tom Apodaca and Representative Tim Moore, chairs of the Legislative Research Commission, announced that the North Carolina General Assembly will form a Common Core study committee. The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) Study Committee on Common Core State Standards will include the following members:
Senate: Soucek (Chair), Barefoot, Daniel, Nesbitt, Newton, Parmon, Tillman, and Apodaca (Ex Officio)
House: Holloway (Chair), Brandon, Cotham, Elmore, Horn, Pittman, Speciale, and Moore (Ex Officio)
Chairs of the new study committee were responsible for legislation that added affirmative Common Core language to North Carolina statutes. Otherwise, there is a interesting mix of Common Core opponents, proponents, and agnostics on this committee.