Common Core opponents hold Statehouse rally

January 16th, 2013 at 3:39 pm by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

Indiana is one of 46 states that have adopted Common Core educational standards and today there was a rally at the Statehouse conducted by Common Core opponents. Rally organizers believe those standards have led to a loss of local control in public schools. “We found that we had adopted a set of national standards that were actually inferior to the ones Indiana already had,” said organizer Heather Crossin. “In fact, turns out Indiana had one of the top three sets of standards in the nation.”

The opponents support a bill authored by state Senator Scott Schneider that would eliminate Common Core requirements in Indiana. It was the subject of a committee hearing today. No vote will be taken until next week at the earliest.

State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz is not opposed to Common Core standards but believes there is a need to review them.

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