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SB 91 - Repeals Common Core Standards - Key Vote

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Jim Merritt, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (35-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendment and pass a bill that repeals Common Core Standards implementation requirements.

Highlights:
  • Requires the State Board of Education to adopt Indiana “college and career readiness educational standards,” voiding the current Common Core educational standards (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the new “college and career readiness educational standards” comply with certain conditions including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 1): 
    • They meet national and international benchmarks for "college and career readiness educational" standards;
    • They use the highest standards in the United States;
    • They prepare Indiana students for college and career success, including the proper preparation for nationally recognized college entrance examinations; and
    • They "maintain Indiana sovereignty".
  • Defines “college and career readiness educational standards” as the standards that a high school graduate must meet to obtain the required knowledge and skill to transition to postsecondary education or training and into a “sustainable” career (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (67-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals Common Core educational standards, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires the State Board of Education to adopt Indiana “college and career readiness educational standards,” voiding the current Common Core educational standards (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the new “college and career readiness educational standards” comply with certain conditions including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 1): 
    • They meet national and international benchmarks for "college and career readiness educational" standards;
    • They use the highest standards in the United States;
    • They prepare Indiana students for college and career success, including the proper preparation for nationally recognized college entrance examinations; and
    • They "maintain Indiana sovereignty".
  • Defines “college and career readiness educational standards” as the standards that a high school graduate must meet to obtain the required knowledge and skill to transition to postsecondary education or training and into a “sustainable” career (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals Common Core educational standards.

Highlights:
  • Repeals implementation requirements for educational standards adopted before July 1, 2014 including, but not limited to, the Common Core standards (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the State Board of Education to adopt new "college and career readiness educational standards" no later than July 1, 2014 which meet conditions including, but not limited to the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • They meet the national and international benchmarks for "college and career readiness standards" and the postsecondary educational expectations;
    • They comply with federal standards to receive a flexibility waiver; 
    • They prepare Indiana students for college and career success; and
    • They “maintain Indiana sovereignty.” 
  • Defines “college and career readiness education standards” as the standards that a high school graduate must meet to obtain the requisite knowledge and skill to transition to postsecondary education or training and into a "sustainable" career (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

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