COMMON CRUD: Indiana Becomes First State To Back Out Of Common Core

Published on March 25, 2014

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.

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