After an Indiana bill was passed earlier this year blocking the Common Core, Michigan last week passed a budget that defunded implementation.
The Indiana General Assembly crafted a new law halting the rollout of nationally-crafted academic standards with the No Child Left Behind act in mind.
The list includes three newly formed committees focusing on the Common Core curriculum standards, central Indiana mass transit, and school safety.
Legislative leaders worry about the high number of issues it must consider this year.
The state is beginning a 14-month review of whether to modify or scrap the standards.
But the expansion isn’t nearly as broad as many, including Pence, wanted.
Legislators plan to vote in early evening on a new state budget which calls for a five-percent income tax cut, phased in over the next four years.
A bill set to be passed Friday would keep Common Core education standards from being put into place until they can be reviewed.
If Indiana withdraws from the Common Core, state education officials may have to create supplemental materials that reflect Indiana standards instead.
Some school corporations may be caught in a financial limbo by discussions at the Statehouse.