Pence Signs Bill to End Common Core in Indiana

mike-pence.jpgFrom Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s office.  The Common Core repeal bill was passed by the Indiana Senate back on March 12th.

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today signed Senate Enrolled Act 91, which requires Indiana to adopt its own academic standards. The Governor issued the following statement:

“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level. 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.

“As the task of writing our new academic standards continues, I am grateful to the more than 100 Indiana educators who have put thousands of hours into a comprehensive, transparent, and rigorous process of academic review and am confident that our state will produce Indiana standards that will prepare our students for success in college, careers, and life.”

Pence’s bill signing is done in the midst of an unsatisfactory review process.  So the quality of the standards that Indiana schools will have is still very much in doubt.

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