Indiana becomes first state to scrap Common Core Standards Initiative that was adopted by forty-five states.
With Indiana pulling out of the Common Core Standards, it could start a wave of other states doing the same. There is concerns over the costs of the program along with fears of what setting a national standard would do to education. It is already dictating curriculum around the nation.
There is a lot of backlash against Common Core among many of the states. Teachers and parents are both concerned about it. They are concerned about the required curriculum part of it as well as the assessment part.
A number of states are stripping the standards down and renaming it after their state. Arizona has done this trying to avoid the battle over the “common core” stigma. For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below: