Indiana bill to nullify common core standards passes out of committee

The bill’s author, (Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis), has framed the bill as one that would destroy Common Core standards. Schneider stated: “This is the legislature speaking finally about this issue once and for all. Indiana is going to write its own standards.” Schneider is among a group of legislators that believes Indiana wisely crafted academic standards that are more relevant and superior to Common Core. When a strong backlash against Common Core occurred last year in Indiana, a chief reason for opposition was that the initiative was too closely affiliated with the interests of the federal Department of Education.

Details

Montana: Staying the Course over REAL ID

Governor Steve Bullock reasserted that the state would not comply with the Act in a letter to the United States Department of Homeland Security. Bullock’s letter explicitly notes that Montana’s objections are premised upon understanding of the state’s authority and concern over the collection of personal and private information of its citizens.

Details