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Local officials: Pence makes ‘good move’ with Common Core

March 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Many local officials agree with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision earlier this week to do away with Common Core.

“Politically, the move was a good one for the governor and probably for the schools as well,” Whitko Community School Corporation Superintendent Steve Clason said. “It shows leadership and that he listens to his political backers.”

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative morphed into a political tempest, fueling division among Republicans.

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