Indiana Common Core Repeal Bill Heads to Governor Pence

The Indiana Senate voted 35-13 today to concur with the House version of SB 91, Indiana’s Common Core Repeal bill, so the bill will head to Governor Mike Pence (R-IN).  Pence has expressed support for Hoosiers creating their own standards so it is likely he will sign the bill. Chalkbeat Indiana points out that the original […]

Indiana House Votes to Repeal Common Core

The Indiana House passed SB 91 on a 67 to 26 vote.  SB 91 authored by State Senators Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) in effect repeals the Common Core State Standards. Here is the bill digest: Adds a definition of "college and career readiness". Provides that before July 1, 2014, the state board […]

Indiana Senate to Vote on Bill Abolishing Common Core

From WIBC 93.1FM in Indianapolis: 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 […]

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Signs Common Core Pause Legislation

Today Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Common Core pause legislation that requires the Indiana State Board of Education to hold three public hearings on the Common Core State Standards and have a fiscal impact study completed by 2014. “I have long believed that education is a state and local function and we must always […]

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. […]

Bill to Pull Common Core Out of Indiana Clears Senate Education Committee

The Indiana Senate Education and Career Development committee voted in 7 to 3 in favor of SB 193, the Common Core State Standards Bill. Those voting in favor: Senators Dennis Kruse (R – SD 14), Carlin Yoder (R – SD 12), Jim Banks (R – SD 17), Jim Buck (R – SD 21), Luke Kenley […]

Redelman’s Wrong

Derek Redelman, the vice president of education and workforce development policy, at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce wrote an op/ed at the Indiana Barrister calling on Hoosiers to show common sense with the Common Core.  Translate that to mean agree with him and think the Common Core is a-ok.  Basically he’s troubled that there is […]

Indiana Republican Assembly Endorses Repeal of Common Core State Standards

BEECH GROVE, INDIANA, January 22, 2013 — The Indiana Republican Assembly (INRA) rejects the lowered standards for Indiana schoolchildren developed by Washington-based interest groups and pushed by the Obama administration. We endorse Indiana State Senator Scott Schneider’s effort to repeal Indiana’s ill-adopted Common Core State Standards and replace them with Indiana produced standards. Senator Schneider […]