Indiana University

Statement from IU President McRobbie supporting K-12 academic standards

  • April 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued the following statement today on behalf of the university in support of the state's new K-12 academic standards that were approved last week by Indiana's Education Roundtable, under the leadership of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, and today approved by the Indiana State Board of Education:

"Indiana University applauds the new Indiana K-12 education standards approved by the Education Roundtable. These standards, in particular the strengthened math requirements, will reduce the amount of remediation necessary for students entering college. They also will better prepare Hoosier students for college success, especially in science- and technology-related disciplines, and will help them become more competitive with their peers nationally and internationally.

"I am especially pleased that Governor Pence sought the expertise of our state’s colleges and universities in establishing these educational standards. Experts from Indiana University were deeply involved in this important process, and we wholeheartedly endorse these high-quality education standards."

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