The Senate will vote next week on a bill to put the final nail in the coffin of the Common Core education standards.
Last year, legislators ordered the State Board of Education to pass new academic standards by July of this year. The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill along party lines, spelling out guidelines for what those standards should look like…
…Erin Tuttle, the co-founder of Hoosiers Against Common Core, says parents will be watching the result of the state board’s work when the new school year begins this fall, and warns they’ll feel "outraged" and "tricked" if lessons still resemble Common Core.
Legislative leaders had warned they might go beyond guidelines to write the standards themselves if tensions between the board and state superintendent Glenda Ritz threatened the deadline. But Senator Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis), the bill’s author, says the standoff has eased over the last couple of months. He says the board expects to issue draft standards in April and hold public hearings on them.
Yes they will need to make sure the board doesn’t just add 15% to the Common Core and call them new standards.