No More Common Core

Published 03/24 2014 09:25PM

Updated 03/25 2014 09:06AM

 With the stroke of a pen, Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that takes Indiana out of Common Core, requiring the state to go back to the drawing board and draft new academic standards. 

Governor Pence said in a statement that reads in part.

"By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high, and I commend members of the general assembly for their support."

Krista Stockman with FWCS says the district is eager to find out the new standards. 

"The fact that we now aren’t doing common core, we still don't have a direction on what we are doing,” said Stockman. 

Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz along with a committee appointed by the Governor are in the process of drafting Indiana's new standards.  They could be released as soon as mid-April

“Reviewing the standards means that we are also reviewing the Common Core, so right now we have our revision out there and we are taking public comment and we are excited because we have over 2,000 public comments online. 

Common Core was adopted by the state back in 2010 under then superintendent Tony Bennett

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