Governor signs bill to take Indiana schools out of Common Core

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that will take Indiana out of the Common Core. State schools will now define their own standards in the classroom.

Governor Pence hopes this will raise academic standards in the state.

"As the task of writing our new academic standards continues, I am grateful to the more than 100 Indiana educators who have put thousands of hours into a comprehensive, transparent, and rigorous process of academic review and am confident that our state will produce Indiana standards that will prepare our students for success in college, careers, and life,” Pence said.

The superintendent for South Bend Community Schools said she doesn't expect the local core to be much different than the national one.

Carole Schmidt said, “We have children that need to be learning and teachers who want to teach them. We’re at a position where we are just moving forward with Indiana standards that we have worked with teachers on and we are confident that those standards will prepare our kids.”

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