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Senate Bill 193 would repeal the Common Core Standards in Indiana. The Common Core Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010 under pressure from the federal government. The main concern for homeschooling families regarding the Common Core Standards is that this initiative is another step towards nationalizing curriculum and instruction that could limit our freedom to education our children as we see fit.
Senate bill 193 would reject the Common Core Standards and return Indiana educational standards to Hoosier control.
1) Call your senator and give him or her this message in your own words: "Please support Senate Bill 193. This bill would return the control of Indiana educational standards to where they belong here in Indiana. I believe that Hoosiers need to determine the educational standards of our state and not blindly follow the Common Core Standards Initiative."
You can find the contact information for your state senator by going to our Legislative Toolbox and type in your ZIP Code.
2) Come to the Capitol. If you are able to come to the Capitol in support of this bill there are several things that you can do while there. At 11:00 in is a private briefing for homeschoolers and others who are concerned about the Common Core Standards. At noon there will be a rally in support of Senate Bill 193 in the atrium. At 1:30 p.m. the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development will hear the bill in the Senate Chambers. You can contact Heather Crossin at (317) 796-0990 or Erin Tuttle at (317) 340-1357 for more information about any of these events.
01/07/2013 (Senate) Authored by Senator Schneider
01/07/2013 (Senate) First reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
01/16/2013 (Senate) Hearing schedule in Senate Chambers at 1:30 p.m.
02/21/2013 Passed the Senate, 38-11. Referred to House.
The Common Core 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 Standards. States began implementing the Common Core Standards after the Obama administration required the adoption of these standards as one of the criteria it would consider in determining which states would receive federal “Race to the Top” money. For more information on the CCSI, please read this recent article by HSLDA’s Director of Federal Relations Will Estrada.
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