States are reconsidering their support for the Common Core standards. In recent weeks, legislators in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and South Dakota have attempted to pedal back their state’s involvement with the standards.
Noted The Washington Post: “[T]he [Common Core] standards are meeting with growing resistance for reasons including questions about who was behind the initiative and whether they are better than previous standards.”
Last week, Indiana’s state senate passed legislation sponsored by state senator Scott Schneider (R). Originally intended to pull Indiana out of the Common Core standards completely, “now, it halts implementation until the state Board of Education conducts public hearings in each of the state’s nine congressional districts.”