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Common Core Supporters Deliver Letter To Superintendent

6/18/2013


These teachers delivered their signed memo to State Superintendent Glenda Ritz at the Statehouse Tuesday.  (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

A group of Indiana teachers delivered a gift -of sorts - to Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz.

The trio dropped off a memo signed by dozens of educators expressing their support for Common Core. They say the state should continue to use the Common Core teaching program rather than possibly reverting back to Indiana Standards next year while state legislators examine Common Core.

Teachers Seria Walton, Christina Lear and Laura Nelson delivered the letters. Walton says they would like to continue teaching Common Core. Walton says Indiana Standards is too cumbersome and requires too much rote memorization. She says students learn better with Common Core which teaches students to actually think. Lear says Common Core appears to be better at preparing students for high school and beyond.

Upon delivery of the letter, an assistant stated Superintendent Ritz was out of town on business.

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