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Berkeley County delegate files new suit against Common Core

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Berkeley County delegate is heading back to court to stop what he feels are illegal elements of the Common Core teaching standards.

Del. Michael Folk (R-Berkeley)
Del. Michael Folk (R-Berkeley)

Del. Mike Folk (R-Berkeley) is seeking an injunction from the West Virginia Supreme Court to block funding for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, which he contends is an interstate compact that violates state and federal law.

“For an interstate compact to be allowed it must be consented to by congress,” Folk said Monday. “It was never consented to.”

Folks says the consortium also violates the West Virginia Constitution.

“The consortium subjects West Virginia to another states laws,” Folk said. “Only laws made by our legislature are valid in West Virginia.”

Folk filed a similar suit in Berkeley County earlier this year.


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