Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, a former U.S. Congressman, has signed legislation opting-out of Common Core for his state. ‘Opting-out’ — sweet words for many families. Indiana is the first state to take the final step. In an earth-shattering statement from Common Core supporter, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R), she is now supporting the Oklahoma State Senate’s Education Committee’s 11-0 vote to send repeal to the full Senate for vote. Fallin has been squarely behind Common Core in her position as chairman of the National Governor’s Association (NGA). Many Oklahomans thank her.
“We have no interest in relinquishing control over education to the federal government or outside groups,” Fallin said. “I support passing legislation that increases classroom rigor and accountability while guaranteeing that Oklahoma public education is protected from federal interference.” ~ Governor Mary Fallin
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence affixed his signature to Senate Bill 91, a law ordering public K-12 schools across The Hoosier State to stop using the controversial education standards.
Indiana is the first state to opt out of Common Core.
“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,” Pence said in a statement.
“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,” the Republican governor added, according to the Star.
Two state-level agencies have already been working to rewrite Indiana’s academic standards: the Department of Education and the Center for Education & Career Innovation. Source: Daily Caller
A teacher at Southeast High School in Oklahoma City says if the repeal goes through, teachers will not know what to do after spending years training for Common Core.
“The chaos in the classroom will be great because the teacher doesn’t know what she’s doing.” Source: Enid News
God help us if our teachers do not know how to teach math and English. Surely this state can find textbooks that do not fill our children’s heads with drivel and untruths. Simply teach our kids to speak, add, subtract, their multiplication tables, and higher math at the appropriate time. Teacher’s have a degree to accomplish just that, and the greatest aid for any teacher will be excellent textbooks and a curriculum that sticks to the basics needed to move on to higher education or a job.
Kids can’t speak. Kids can’t do math. What is so difficult to understand about that? Repeating: choose excellent text books and teach them.
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