ISTA has released the following statement in response to the Indiana Education Roundtable's approval of new academic standards:
INDIANAPOLIS – After today’s vote by the Education Roundtable to recommend approval of the new academic standards, the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) wants to make it clear that public school teachers continue to support academic standards that are clear and consistent, providing all students with a level of knowledge that will prepare all of them for life in the 21st Century no matter where they live.
ISTA will continue to support Indiana standards that provide our children with solid knowledge and skills required for both college and for the ever-changing workplace.
“Teachers just want to know what standards they’re expected to teach,” said Teresa Meredith, ISTA president. “As long as Indiana’s standards are properly implemented and assessed, teachers know that Indiana’s public schools will continue to graduate students prepared for college, for careers and for citizenship.”