Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed legislation dropping education standards adopted by nearly every state, claiming the Hoosier State would be better served by its own learning benchmarks.
Indiana becomes the first state to drop the Common Core standards implemented in recent years to prepare American students for college or the workforce.
The standards, which involve, English, math and language arts, are the product of an initiative sponsored by National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have embraced the standards, offering the Race to the Top federal grant program as an incentive for states to participate in Common Core.
The standards have drawn complaints from critics, who argue they are amount to unwarranted federal control over the nation’s schools.
“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,” said Pence, a Republican who served in the House leadership during a stint in Congress.
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