Indiana First State To Back Out Of Common Core

Indiana joined the national initiative to share academic standards in 2010.

A rally supporter holds up stop common core sign at the Indiana Statehouse.

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A rally supporter holds up stop common core sign at the Indiana Statehouse.

Governor Mike Pence, R-Indiana, signed legislation Monday requiring Indiana write its own expectations for what students should know and learn at each grade level.

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia adopted the Common Core in 2010. But Indiana’s conservative leaders want out. Governor Pence has said repeatedly Indiana will have academic standards written “by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers.”

Lawmakers in other states have mounted their own Common Core challenges, but Indiana is so far the only state to repeal the standards. State education officials are writing new standards and are likely to approve them next month.

 

Elle Moxley

Elle Moxley came to WFIU in 2012 from The Examiner, a community newspaper in suburban Kansas City. She previously worked for KBIA-FM in Columbia, Mo.; The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.; and the Associated Press in London. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she studied multimedia journalism and broadcasting.

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