Some key issues with the constitutional amendment. 1. Consolidates power in Montgomery. Removes ”elected” State Board of Education members and replaces them with Governor “appointed” members. 2. Does not require the appointed members be U.S. citizens. 3. Requires Alabama to use “ course of study standards with nationwide consistency” which is Common Core State Standards/National Standards by any other name. 4. Purposefully misleads people into thinking the constitutional amendment will remove Common Core State Standards by using the phase” in lieu of common core”. The problem is the words “common core” are small capped and have no legal definition. What is “common core”? Your opinion is as valid as anybody else’s. 5. Incorporated all the Obama programs and systems required by the federal government to implement the Common Core State Standards.