Group delivers letter urging adoption of Common Core standards

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Indiana teachers hope a letter backed by dozens of educators will sway the state superintendent’s position on Common Core standards.

Three teachers delivered the letter to Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s office on Tuesday morning on behalf of the organization Stand for Children. They want to keep teaching Common Core rather than Indiana Academic Standards. Ritz told teachers to use both methods during the upcoming school year.

Teachers who support Common Core said they’ve noticed the difference.

“They really do go more in depth. Teaches the kids to think and have a little more autonomy as a teacher as to the approaches that you use in the classroom,” teacher Seria Walton told Fox 59.

Ritz was not in her office when the letter was delivered. The Department of Education has halted the adoption of Common Core national standards pending a review.

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