Indiana House committee votes to nix Common Core

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A measure to stop Indiana from using the Common Core national education standards has been advanced by a legislative panel.

The House Education Committee endorsed the bill in a 10-2 vote Thursday. The Senate previously approved the measure 36-12.

The legislation came amid debate over whether Indiana should continue following the standards that have been adopted by 45 other states or create its own benchmarks to prepare students for college and careers after high school.

Indiana halted implementation of Common Core to more grades last year in order to study whether to drop the standards, but the bipartisan panel that looked into the issue failed to reach a consensus.

The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.

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