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Seven Posts To Read Before Monday's Common Core Hearing

House Education Committee Chair Bob Behning, Indianapolis, (right) takes attendance before opening a summer study committee consisting of lawmakers from the Indiana General Assembly as Senate Education Committee Chair Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, looks on.

House Education Committee Chair Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, right, takes attendance before opening a summer study committee consisting of lawmakers from the Indiana General Assembly as Senate Education Committee Chair Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, looks on. Behning is a Common Core supporter. Kruse has voted for and helped sponsor legislation opposing the Common Core.

Indiana General Assembly lawmakers, who have already paused the rollout of the Common Core in the state’s schools, will soon have to recommend whether the state should press “Play” or “Stop” on the nationally-crafted academic standards.

Advocates for both courses of action will be at the statehouse Monday afternoon to testify before a special panel of state lawmakers which, by Nov. 1, must recommend to the State Board of Education whether to keep or ditch the standards.

Monday’s sessions, which you can watch here when it begins at 1 p.m., opens a formal debate Common Core opponents have sought for the past year-and-a-half. Expect to hear from parents, teachers and national experts from both sides.

Ahead of the meeting, we wanted to point you to seven posts that will help you understand Monday’s debate:

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    I have been researching CC to confirm something I had heard on FNC and that children in CC will have to through a phycological evaluation twice a year with questions about medication, health, state of mind and things about their parents and I wouldn’t be surprised if they put the question about guns in the house as part of the interview.

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