Indiana Anti-Common Core Bill on the Move

Yesterday in the Indiana Senate Education Committee, Senator Scott Schneider successfully attached his language to a House bill, HB1427.  To read the coverage of the Senate Education Committee’s action click here.

Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, who authored the original Common Core bill, says despite Behning’s objections, he thinks the full House will back his plan.

“The majority of folks that I have talked to on both sides of the building, and on both sides of the aisle, for that matter, are in support of doing that (sic – missing “which”) stops further implementation and gives us a thorough review and an ability for us to look at everything,” Schneider says.

Schneider says he is confident the House will simply concur with the amended bill and avoid a conference committee where Behning might have more influence.

This legislation could be voted on by the full Senate as early as next Tuesday. If it passes the full Senate, it will then bypass the House Education Committee and go directly to the floor of the House. This could happen as early as the end of next week.  Therefore, please contact any and all members of the House and make your views known about the Common Core.  Tell them that the only acceptable language is that which is contained in HB1427 as amended by the Senate Education Committee.  This point is important because the House Education Committee recently passed their own language on the subject, in what appears to be a pre-emptive move.  Make it clear that only Senator Schneider’s language will satisfy you.  Let them know that “smoke and mirrors” will be recognized for being just that!  The number to the House Switchboard is (317)232-9600.

Originally posted at Hoosiers Against Common Core.

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Heather Crossin is a homemaker, wife and mother. She works on informing the citizens of Indiana on education issues and has testified before the Indiana Senate on the Common Core State Standards program. From 1989 to 1997, Heather served as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Dan Burton, initially in Washington, D.C. and later in his Indianapolis district office. In that role, she researched and advised the Congressman on a number of issues, including education. In 1995, with Congressman Burton’s “blessing,” Heather, along with other activists, initiated a grassroots and legislative effort to prevent Indiana from receiving Federal Goals 2000 funding. Heather has also previously served as a Precinct Committeeman and on the School Commission of a parochial Catholic school. Heather has published numerous articles and letters to the editor on the topics of Outcome Based Education, Year Round School, and the Common Core. She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science.

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