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Don't change course, school officials say
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A majority of Tennessee school superintendents want to see a review of the state’s Common Core academic standards fully unfold before lawmakers try to force more change this legislative session.The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents is sending a letter signed by 114 state superintendents and school district directors to all members of the General Assembly, asking them not to change the standards this legislative session.Warren County Director of Schools Bobby Cox is among the educational leaders to sign the letter.“The letter we signed is not so much about supporting Common Core as it is not having any change in the standards during the 2015-16 school year,” said Cox. “We support staying the course until the governor’s review has taken place and not having any more change.”Gov. Bill Haslam is in the process of reviewing the state's standards, which were adopted in 2010.