Sometimes choices aren’t clear-cut. But the selection that needs to be made with the Common Core academic standards is the exact opposite: It’s simple and obvious.

The debate on whether to halt Common Core poses this choice:

1. Listen to the Indiana Department of Education, State Board of Education, Indiana Education Roundtable and Indiana Chamber of Commerce, in addition to classroom teachers and administrators, school boards, parents and businesses statewide and throughout the country. These groups with expertise and a vested interest all agree that continuing the ongoing implementation of Common Core is best for Indiana students and their families.

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2. Listen to the Tea Party – with no background on education performance in Indiana or other states and basing its opposition on a contrived conspiracy from the Obama administration.

Choose in favor of Hoosier students.

- Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis