Gov. Pence poll: 58% of Hoosiers Reject Common Core only 32% support

September 20, 2013 10 Comments

mikepenceA recent poll conducted by the Pence Administration shows what many of us have known all along, Hoosiers do not support a one-size-fits-all education system controlled by interests outside our state. Anti-Common Core sentiment received 58% support while only 32% reported they support uniform standards. In this “campaign” it looks like the Common Core is the dark horse with a broken leg. I will let the results and Governor Pence’s report speak for themselves:

…in a binary question presenting statements from both sides, Hoosiers express skepticism over the “Common Core” education initiative.  Hoosier voters were more likely to share the view that “Indiana should not adopt Common Core because educational standards should be set at the local level, rather than a one-size-fits-all policy” (58%) rather than believe that the state “should adopt Common Core because it will set uniform standards for students in different states across the country” (32%).  This result bolsters Governor Pence’s “first in the nation” effort months ago to hit the pause on implementing Common Core.

Now that the legislative study committee is about to wrap up in October, it is time to turn our attention to Governor Pence’s State Board of Education.  Please contact Governor Pence at (317) 232-4567 and Superintendent Ritz at (317)232-6610 and request that the State Board of Education begin looking at this issue as soon as possible.  It has been rumored that the board won’t begin looking at it until March, which is far too late, and would likely ensure that students are subjected to Common Core not only all during this school year, but during the following one as well.



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  1. Bobbi Hashem says:

    Thank you, Gov. Pence. This agenda is a collective mentality, and discounts one’s individualism. The secret nature of this curriculum, where teachers are forbidden to discuss the materials they are teaching to children’s parents and Grandparents is disturbing. I saw some of the math teachings…I do not see how this blends with preparing children to go out and function in the real world! The Colleges do such damage to kids spewing their liberal agenda, do we really want to give 13 years more years of their liberal left wing philosophy? They rewrite the Constitution in their History books…they showcase people like Mao in a positive light…he was responsible Millions of people. I could go on and on. Wrong thing for America…Common Core is A train wreck

  2. Alabama teacher says:

    I really believe that if one brave state will ever get itself out from under the Common Core State Standards, that other states will quickly follow. Go Indiana!

  3. Jade says:

    Florida already did.

  4. Let Glenda Ritz run the Indiana school system like we elected her to do. One size education does not fit all students.

    • Carrie says:

      Amen to you, why is it so hard for people to see this, and if states think it is so great,ask any state if they did a cost analysis on this common core adoption, I bet this would open a whole new can of worms guaranteed!!

  5. berlet98 says:

    The Rotten Core of the Common Core

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative, more familiarly known as the Common Core, refers to the latest effort to save America’s public schools from their self-inflicted, dismal performance over past decades and the resultant dismal performances of our schoolchildren, by instituting educational reforms through principles determined by “standards-based education” which mandates clear, measurable, and concrete standards for students as opposed to ”norm-referenced rankings” of curriculum, assessments, and professional development.
    If that sounds like pedagogical gobbledegook, that’s because it is.

    According to its website, “The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

    The validity of that mission statement depends on the definitions of “understanding,” “robust,” “relevant,” “real world,” “success,” “knowledge,” and parental involvement.

    The chief flaw with the controversial Common Core brainchild, which has been adopted in 45 states, is that it was largely designed and is being implemented by many of the same numbnuts responsible for the deterioration in the quality of our schools in the first place, mostly liberal-leftist NEA educators who for years have foolishly emphasized diversity and self-esteem programs to the detriment of academic achievement and actual learning.

    Worse, our pronounced decline shows no signs of reversal as illustrated by a recent Harvard report noting that students in Latvia, Chile, Brazil, Portugal, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Colombia, and Lithuania are improving at two and three times the rate of American kids who ranked 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading in an international test.

    None of the foregoing is meant to suggest Common Core isn’t fostering and achieving advances in certain, select areas of learning–like sex education and pornography, autocratic suppression of dissent, and the ever-valuable Ebonics. . . (Read more at

  6. Carrie says:

    Yes, In short we as a state and as a nation need to repeal the common core in Indiana as well as the whole nation. I believe those who are for it, are not aware of the facts. I urge you to get the facts and educate yourselves and formost it is unconstitutional. Period. The government can’t do the job they are supposed to do now, why give them more control!! Those who are for it, why not have your state get in contact with other states that have high standards and have that option, instead of downgrading those states who already have high standards. It all comes down to government wanting to have CONTROL from child to adult!

  7. Maggie in Indiana says:

    I thought the State voted to suspend imementation until they made a decision on it period! Suppose I should inquire about it at my kids school.

  8. Concerned Mother of 2 says:

    Please!!! Get the common core BS out of this state!! This state was doing just fine before all this one size fits all education. Come on Gov. Pence!! I know you don’t tolerate the presidents crap. Don’t allow this countries future be dumb downed. Help us stop the tyranny!!

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