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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This News Will Make The Taco Bell CEO Very, Very Sad

From Gates Foundation Week:

A bill that would suspend implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Indiana has passed the state senate's education committee on Feb. 13, and now heads to the full senate for a vote.

At the beginning of this year's legislative session, Sen. Scott Schneider introduced Senate Bill 193, which would require the state to drop the English/language arts and math standards this year. He introduced a similar bill last year as well. But very recently he moderated his opposition by changing his bill to say that the state should suspend implementing the new standards, not drop the common core entirely, the Associated Press reported Feb. 13.

This represents a high-profile step forward for foes of the common core, although of course it has several legislative hurdles to clear before it even reaches the desk of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican. It's not clear at all whether the GOP leaders in the Indiana House would let the bill get much traction with its members, who control the chamber.


 I had been told recently that the scheduled vote on Schneider's bill was delayed at least once, after being scheduled for late January, back to Feb. 13. That did not seem to bode well for the bill's chances to get out of the state senate's education committee (of which Schneider is a member). The revised version of Schneider's bill that cleared committee states that Indiana must suspend implementing the common core, but not drop it entirely, until the state board of education holds more hearings on the common standards and whether or not there should be any changes made to how, or whether, Indiana uses them all. The bill would require the state board its mind for a final time by the end of 2013.

This may not put a stake through the heart of the Common Core Federal Standards in Indiana, but it certainly does put pressure on Common Core proponents to play defense and show why these standards are the bestest thing in education since chalk.

No wonder corporate criminals like FOX News' Joel Klein, General Electric's Jeff Immelt and Taco Bell's Greg Creed felt the need to defend the Common Core Federal Standards in a full page NY Times ad yesterday.

Now that the public is beginning to see what is in the standards and beginning to understand just how furtively these were thrust upon the country, the CCFS are getting opposition from people on both right and left.

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