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StateImpact Indiana: Common Core Nonfiction

by Elle Moxley

May 30, 2013

Over the next several months, state lawmakers will review a set of nationally-crafted academic standards known as the Common Core.  Indiana signed on to the standards in 2010, but now some parents and policymakers want out.  One of their concerns is a requirement that 70 percent of what high school students read now come from nonfiction.  But it’s unlikely the nonfiction requirement will go away because state law dictates whatever standards Indiana ends up with be modeled after the Common Core.  StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley explains how requiring more nonfiction might blur the lines between disciplines.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and your Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.