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House Bill 1427 was amended to include key portions of Senate Bill 193, a bill that would repeal the Common Core in Indiana.
Specifically, Representative Rhoads' bill would require Indiana to hold public hearings on the Common Core State Standards initiative and to have a fiscal study done of the potential impact of implementation of CCSS in Indiana.
HB1427 has passed both the House and the Senate at this time and we expect that it will be reviewed by the Governor very soon.
01/07/2013 (House) Authored by Representatives Rhoads and Behning, Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2013 (House) Referred to Senate
02/25/2013 (Senate) First reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
04/02/2013 (Senate) Senator Schneider added as cosponsor
04/10/2013 (Senate) Passed 37-13, Returned to the House with amendments
04/26/2013 (Senate) Rules suspended
04/26/2013 (House) Rules suspended
04/26/2013 (Senate) Conference committee report adopted by the Senate 34-15
04/26/2013 (House) Conference committee report adopted by the House 53-45
The Common Core State Standards initiative was aggressively touted by President Obama as a key part of his national educational plan. Each state has received significant pressure from the federal government to adopt the Common Core State Standards. States began implementing the Common Core State Standards after the Obama administration required their adoption as one of the criteria in determining which states would receive federal “Race to the Top” money. For more information on the CCSS, please read this recent article by HSLDA Director of Federal Relations Will Estrada.
In 2010 the State Board of Education voted to adopt Common Core State Standards initiative as Indiana’s new academic standards for kindergarten through 12th grade.
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