INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal for statewide hearings on
whether Indiana should continue using a set of national school standards
has been approved by a legislative committee.
Education Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday to approve the bill that requires
the Indiana Board of Education to hold nine public hearings on the Common
Core State Standards, then decide by year's end whether to make changes.
Sen. Scott Schneider of Indianapolis originally sought to withdraw Indiana
from the initiative. Schneider says the hearings will mean a fresh review
of the standards adopted by the state board in 2010.
The bill now
goes to the full Senate for consideration.
Core math and reading benchmarks were developed by a national group of
state school officials and have been adopted by 45 states.