Indiana: Gov. Mike Pence Signs Legislation to Ditch Common Core Standards
The new scourge of this nation is found in the educational system. The name of the disease is “common core”. Common core is an integral part of the UN’s Agenda 21 sustainable development standardized systems. The goal is to create an acceptance of top down federal/global system for pseudo-education and is a tremendous threat to our independence as individuals and as a nation. Promoting a system of “sameness” and mediocrity in children will breed complacent and dependent adults. Good thing Governor Mike Pence of Indiana has seen the light and is evicting Common Core from his state.
Indiana was one of 45 other states to adopt the national Common Core standards when it was fashionable to do so. Now, however, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) has done away with the standards altogether with the stroke of a pen — and some help from Indiana’s state legislature, of course:
Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today requiring Indiana to adopt its own academic standards and opt out of Common Core – making Indiana the first state to opt out of the controversial national standards.
The law basically solidifies action already in the works to redesign Indiana’s academic standards by the Department of Education and the Center for Education & Career Innovation, the agency Pence created to coordinate all education levels and job training.
“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.
“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,” he said.
Common Core opponents will hail this as a victory — both politically and for Indiana’s children, too. But at least one education expert who opposes Common Core on the merits isn’t happy with the recommended replacement standards that will supplant Common Core, either:
An education expert sought by Gov. Mike Pence to review part of the proposed academic standards intended to replace Common Core says the draft is a warmed-over version of the national standards.
Sandra Stotsky, a retired University of Arkansas professor and well-known Common Core opponent, has told Pence she won’t take part in the state’s drafting process unless a new version of the standards relies little on Common Core.
Still, Gov. Pence’s signature puts Indiana on the map as the first state in the nation to do away with the standards they once embraced. Meanwhile, other states are beginning to question their decisions to adopt Common Core. The Heritage Foundation has constructed a useful graph charting the 15 states that either refused to adopt the standards in the first place, or are now beginning to have second thoughts about them:
If you are a parent and have been frustrated this school year with your child and their grades or desire for school, just know you are not alone. My son has an above average IQ and is very easy going. Recently he has been asking me to take him out of a wonderful Founding Fathers based, charter school because he says he ‘doesn’t really learn much’ and he would do ‘better to read just about any book at home’. He also made an observation to me last week saying, “I think that school was designed to make kids hate reading because of the easiness and redundancy of what they make us read”.
TODAY, is the day to get knee deep in what your kids are actually learning. You and I went through school… to be honest there is nothing new being taught. The techniques have changed and become way more complicated than is necessary but our kids are learning the same things. WE just need to take the time to figure it out so we can make sure they learn the right way to add and subtract instead of the common core way.
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