Indiana Becomes First State To Back Out Of Common Core

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  1. Revmitchell

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    With the stroke of Gov. Mike Pence's pen, Indiana became the first state to back off implementing a set of national standards for grade-school education.

    The standards, known as Common Core, had been adopted by 45 states, but have lately unleashed a political fight that blurs party lines.

    Pence signed a law on Monday that requires Indiana to come up with its own academic standards. The Star adds:

    "'I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,' said Pence in a release about Senate Bill 91.

    " 'By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high, and I commend members of the General Assembly for their support,' he said.


    "The two agencies working on revising the standards have set a goal of completing the final version by April 14. A week later, the Indiana Education Roundtable, consisting of educators and business representatives, will decide whether to recommend the version for passage by the State Board of Education on April 28."

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...ecomes-first-state-to-back-out-of-common-core
     
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    Is this anything like the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND nonsence that was instituted by GWB. What a rousing failure that was. Good for Indiana.
     
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    Not really. The problem with NO Child Left Behind was that the libs who basically run the education system was always trying to work around it. That is why it failed.
     
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    Not so fast. Pence pulled a fast one. Former Gov. Mitch Daniels (Republicans should not talk about social issues), now the President of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, signed up for common rotten core. The Indiana state legislature wanted "a second look." So they rewrote the thing but it was a cut and paste job under a new title. Pence is "looking into it."

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...ore-Standards-Or-Will-Hoosiers-Simply-Rebrand
     

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