The Indiana legislative study committee convened today to vote on a resolution that recommended Indiana write NEW standards which are governed locally, not at the federal level. The resolution was the first in the country and followed the lead of Governor Mike Pence calling for “standards written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers.”
The committee Republicans UNANIMOUSLY voted YES for the resolution with several making formal statements against the Common Core. The only Democrat who graced the committee with his presence, Justin Moed, voted no. Because the other democrats failed to show up, there wasn’t enough votes for a majority to pass the resolution.
Thankfully, all is not lost and a recommendation from Republican members will still be issued to the State Board of Education supporting the unanimous decision that Indiana write new standards. After all the hours committed to studying the issue and the public outcry for resolution, it’s unfortunate all members were not present.
In a not so surprising twist, the democrats have decided to put politics over the best interest of our children’s education. Democrats who have voiced concern over the Common Core standards, felt the political rivalry between the State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz prevented them from voting on the issue.
It’s a victory for Common Core opponents in Indiana!
Sites That Link to this Post
- Indiana legislators vote 6-1 to replace Common Core Standards | The Education Report - your source for education news, updated all day | November 17, 2013
- Indiana Democrats Put Politics Before Kids, Skip Common Core Vote | Truth in American Education | November 22, 2013
- Indiana Democrats Put Politics Before Kids, Skip Common Core Vote #stopcommoncore | Stop Common Core Illinois | November 23, 2013
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