As for Common Core opponents at the Statehouse, Bennett told Chalkbeat: “I am not certain some of the legislators I’ve dealt with who are opposed to Common Core could stand up and tell you why they’re against Common Core.”
That’s been the political, out-of-classroom angle of the Common Core debate: Are the standards poor because they don’t make sense academically or are they poor because the Obama administration likes them?
Pence and the State Board of Education will be on the spot to show how these new, “uncommonly high” standards are different and better. Otherwise, Indiana’s simply playing with food on the educational plate.
— (Lafayette) Journal and Courier