Indiana, First State To Back Out Of Common Core
Today Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana, signed Senate Bill 91 into law; consequently, making Indiana the first state to back off implementing a set of national standards for grade-school education, known as common core. "'I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,' said Pence in a release about Senate Bill 91. The law in Indiana does not exclude certain parts of Common Core from being placed into new standards that will be voted on by the State Board of Education next month. Previously, Indiana was among 45 states that adopted Common Core, but the standards have been surrounded by a great deal of controversy, and have caused a political fight across party lines.