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Common Core debate continues in Indiana House

– A measure to stop the state from using Common Core national education standards is back before Indiana lawmakers.

The House Education Committee will debate the bill Thursday. The Senate passed 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 temporarily stopped use of Common Core last year to study whether to drop the standards, but the bipartisan panel that looked into the issue failed to come to a consensus.

If the House Education Committee approves the bill, it still would need approval from the full House and the governor before becoming law.

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