Board member asks for old Indiana school standards

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A State Board of Education member is calling for a proposed overhaul of Indiana’s education standards to be ditched and that the state’s old benchmarks be reinstated in classrooms this fall.

Board member Andrea Neal said Friday that state education leaders working to replace the contentious Common Core standards are considering an inadequate replacement. She instead wants to reinstate old benchmarks used before Indiana adopted the national standards in 2010.

The Education Roundtable that includes many business and education leaders is expected to vote Monday on the proposed new standards.

A law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence in March gives the State Board of Education until July to approve new guidelines, but a final vote is scheduled for April 28. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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