Teachers deliver letters to Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A letter from dozens of local school teachers now sits on State Superintendent Glenda Ritz' desk.

24-Hour News 8 was at the Statehouse Tuesday morning as teachers delivered their letters in support of the Common Core standards.

Recently, Ritz sent a memo to schools saying both the old Indiana Academic Standards and the Common Core standards should be used next school year.

Many schools have spoken out against this decision.

“I think that common core transcends one person or one party. It's something that educators from across the country have come behind in support of - from people on both sides of the aisle,” said Christina Lear, Herron High School English teacher.

The letter reads, in part, that requiring teachers to use both standards is "a disruption in the learning process for these students."

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