Sunday, December 1, 2013

Indiana General Assembly Set to Dump Common Core Standards

The Indianapolis Star reports:
The Republican leaders of the General Assembly want Indiana to scrap the Common Core education standards and have the state adopt its own guidelines to prepare students for college and careers, a report today said. 
House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis and Senate President David Long of Fort Wayne have said they will direct the Republican-controlled Legislature to require the state to create its own set of reading and math standards separate from Common Core, The (Munster) Times reported.
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The Common Core standards were established by governors and state school chiefs to create a shared understanding of what students should know and be able to demonstrate at each grade level. Indiana was among the first states in the country to adopt them in 2010 on the recommendation of former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett and former Gov. Mitch Daniels, both Republicans. Forty-five states have adopted them, but several are looking at dropping them.
This is certainly good news.  Prior to Common Core, Indiana had adopted what was regarded as the best educational standards in the country.  The state should not have lowered itself by adopting national standards like Common Core.   Mandates like this run contrary to the innovation essential to improve education.

5 comments:

Sue Lile said...

We need to continue to encourage Speaker Bosma and Senator Long to stand firm on this. It's good someone in leadership is taking a stand.

Sue Lile said...

We need to continue to encourage Speaker Bosma and Senator Long to stand firm on this. It's good someone in leadership is taking a stand.

Hoosier in the Heartland said...

The Common Core standards were established by governors and state school chiefs to create a shared understanding of what students should know and be able to demonstrate at each grade level.

Is this part of Gov. Pence's war with Glenta Ritz? Or just some time-wasting idea of his own?

Pete Boggs said...

HIH: You've got some reading to do on Commie Core.

Ali AliM said...

I have to say that I do support Indiana State. Moreover, I think that it is a very brave move! I mean I can hardly see enough people ready to stand against this silly Common Core System where evaluation can ruin everything. And here we are talking about the entire state. You know, they should become a good example for the rest Americans. I know that parents and teachers understand the nonsense of this change, but yet still everyone remains action less. How come government doesn’t see that before doing something huge we need to improve score results for reading, writing (purchase dissertations writing here), math and sciences; then we need to stabilize overall performance and only once it is done we can start implementing something that big.