INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
A measure to stop Indiana from using the Common Core national education
standards has been advanced by a legislative panel.
The House Education
Committee endorsed the bill in a 10-2 vote Thursday. The Senate previously
approved the measure 36-12.
came amid debate over whether Indiana should continue following the
standards that have been adopted by 45 other states or create its own
benchmarks to prepare students for college and careers after high school.
implementation of Common Core to more grades last year in order to study
whether to drop the standards, but the bipartisan panel that looked into the
issue failed to reach a consensus.
The bill now goes
to the full House for consideration.