LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One day after sidestepping a decision by the state board of education over Common Core testing, Governor Asa Hutchinson explained what he wants to happen now.
The governor, lawmakers, and even many union teachers all want to see the state stop using the so-called PARCC tests.
But when the state board of education voted to stick with the tests, the governor's people dug up a loophole. Advisors pointed out language that gives him the power to make the move.
He explained to the Little Rock Rotary Club that clearly the state is going in a different direction outside the PARCC testing consortium.
"It still leaves what testing we're going to use. We will continue to negotiate that with the state board of education. They ultimately make the decision on that according to the statute," said Governor Hutchinson.