Indiana Senate Renews Effort to Halt Common Core Standards

The Indy Star
Apr 10, 2013

An effort to stop Indiana's participation in the national Common Core education standards got new life Wednesday.

An amendment inserted into House Bill 1427 revives language from Senate Bill 193 that requires new public hearings on Common Core and a new vote of the Indiana State Board of Education to reconsider its adoption of the standards. The bill passed the Senate 37-13.

"This is a national effort," said Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, who authored the Common Core language that was inserted into the bill. "There are states around the country that are taking a second look at this."


Ben Swann: The Truth Behind "Common Core"
Reality Check - Apr 03, 2013

It is called 'Common Core' and the idea behind it is reasonable.

States working together to create national standards for education.

Standards that are 'designed to be robust and relevant to the real world'.

Sounds good, so why is there growing opposition in Ohio and around the country to Common Core?

Ben has the Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.


Background on Common Core:

Opposition to Obama-backed National Education Scheme Grows

Obama Bribes States to Adopt National Education Curriculum

Obama's "Common Core of Standards": Final Step in Phony School Reform

Who's Behind the Common Core Curriculum?

Will Common Core Standards Solve the Reading Problem?

CFR Task Force Calls for Education Reform

Federalized Progressive Education Marches On

The Race to 
Centralize Education

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids

A Short History of Government Education