Many Hoosier educators took Gov. Mike Pence’s remarks about education standards in his State of the State address as an indicator Indiana is moving away from the Common Core.
Though Pence did not mention the nationally-crafted academic standards by name, he made clear he favored student expectations set at the state level during his annual address.
But it wasn’t news to the state’s top education official, who says that’s been the plan all along.
“We always adopt our own standards,” says state superintendent Glenda Ritz. “It just so happens that in 2010 the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core as its standards. We are reviewing those standards. I’m pretty confident there are going to be changes to those standards. And Indiana will be adopting a new set of standards.”