Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, reintroduced a bill that would prevent the state Board of Education from adopting the standards developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative. SB 0193 would also void previous actions that state leaders took to adopt the standards. The first reading of the bill occurred on Jan. 7, and it was referred to the Committee on Education and Career Development.
Last year, Schneider's bill lost in the Senate Education Committee 6-4, according to Indystar.com
Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have pledged to adopt the standards, including Indiana. Texas, Alaska, Nebraska and Virginia have opted not to adopt the standards. Minnesota adopted the English standards, but not the math standards.