HOOSIERS CALL TO ACTION
COMMON CORE – THE BATTLE CONTINUES
While many are aware that Indiana’s “new” standards are a Common Core rebrand, some may be in the dark. Common Core lives through the newly adopted Indiana Core Standards. Our rebranded standards were approved by the Governor’s office and voted on and passed by the Education Roundtable and the State Board of Education.
Tuesday, November 18th is organization day at the State House. This is a perfect day to call our elected officials to let them know that opposition to Common Core in Indiana remains strong! The calls we made on PARCC made a difference. They did hear us, so we need to continue to let them know we’re watching.
Please take the time to make three phone calls – one to your State Representative, one to your State Senator, and one to Governor Pence.
Politely tell them that Hoosier children across the state continue to be shackled to the Common Core, despite the passage of the repeal bill last session. Let them know that it is THEIR job to do what is necessary to make good on the pledge that Indiana would have internationally benchmarked standards, among the highest in the nation, as we did prior to the adoption of Common Core.
Also please let them know that it is time for Indiana to truly reclaim its sovereignty over K-12 education, by kicking the federal No Child Left Behind Waiver to the curb. Until Indiana frees itself from the NCLB waiver, it will be the federal government who remains in control of education policy, rather than elected officials at the state level.
Please follow up with letters and emails. DON’T STOP. Keep the contacts going and ask your friends to do the same.
Governor Pence – (317)232-4567
IN House of Reps. – (317)232-9400
IN Senate – (317)232-9600