Senate Bill 193: Removing Common Core Standards in Indiana

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Last Updated: April 29, 2013
Senate Bill 193: Removing Common Core Standards in Indiana
Sponsors:
Senators Schneider and Banks
Summary:

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.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

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     (Senate)     Passed the Senate, 38-11. Referred to House.
02/26/2013     (House)      First reading: referred to Committee on Education
04/29/2013     (House)      Bill died with close of legislature.

Background:

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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