"I have been fairly strong in my comments about how critical it is to not back up on Common core," said Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam supports Common Core and the Tennessee Legislature passed it in 2010. This year, the State Senate voted to delay the testing component of the Common Core, which makes Tennessee one of several states now questioning the program it embraced just four years ago.
So where did Common Core come from and when did it become a hot potato?
National news reports say Common Core originated with the National Governor's Association, and it's chairwoman at the time Janet Napolitano.
Napolitano created a task force of education commissioners, governors, and Chief Executive Officers. The report it generated in 2008 became the Common Core standards.