Updated: February 13, 2013 11:19PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal for statewide hearings on whether Indiana should continue using a set of national school standards has been approved by a legislative committee.
The Senate Education Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday to approve the bill that requires the Indiana Board of Education to hold nine public hearings on the Common Core State Standards, then decide by year’s end whether to make changes.
Republican Sen. Scott Schneider of Indianapolis originally sought to withdraw Indiana from the initiative. Schneider says the hearings will mean a fresh review of the standards adopted by the state board in 2010.
The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
The Common Core math and reading benchmarks were developed by a national group of state school officials and have been adopted by 45 states.