Monday, March 31, 2014

The First State to Withdraw from the Common Core: Indiana!!!

With the stroke of his pen, Governor Mike Pence recently signed a law withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core (see news coverage here, here, and here).  Will this open the floodgates for more states to withdraw from the Common Core and lead to an end to this attempt at national educational standards?  Those of us who oppose a top-down, command-and-control model of education can only hope.  It can also be said that this and other possible future withdrawals from the Common Core do not go far enough.  Ultimately, responsibility for education should be in the hands of a child's parents, not a government bureaucrat (whether at the state or federal level).

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