Indiana’s Common Core Fight Isn’t Over

July 17, 2014 1 Comment
Indiana’s Common Core Fight Isn’t Over

Hoosiers Against Common Core continues to be contacted by people from all across the country who are pushing back against Common Core.  Some are surprised to learn that Indiana’s fight against Common Core is far from over.  We bring them up to speed on Indiana’s rebranding of the Common Core and on the steps they […]

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Indiana’s waiver battle- it’s not about the money

July 10, 2014 3 Comments
Indiana’s waiver battle- it’s not about the money

The battle between the State Board of Education (SBOE) and Superintendent Glenda Ritz over Indiana’s No Child Left Behind waiver has turned ugly. While the rumored consequence of the loss of Title 1 funding has everyone chomping at the bit to get the waiver signed, sealed and delivered, the federal government can’t, by law, withhold funding […]

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Common Core standards intentionally written to create a need for national curriculum

May 10, 2014 8 Comments

Peter Greene, an English teacher with 35 years experience, writes in the Huffington Post that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will result in a national curriculum despite claims to the contrary. His article provides specific examples of CCSS standards and explains how they are written, by design, to lead to a national curriculum. Where the CCSS […]

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Indiana Common Core rebrand costing incumbents their seats

May 7, 2014 8 Comments
Indiana Common Core rebrand costing incumbents their seats

Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Administration was on the losing side of two landslides through legislative endorsements in Tuesday’s Republican primary elections in northeastern Indiana.  These contests featured matchups between defenders of the Pence Administration’s re-branding of Common Core, and education reformers. In 2012, Hoosier republicans used the ballot box to voice their concern over the Common […]

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Parent arrested for talking out of turn at School Board meeting

May 7, 2014 3 Comments

A father was arrested for violating the two-minute speaking rule at a school board meeting in New Hampshire. He was there to raise his concerns over a book his daughter was assigned to read for her 9th grade English class. The book is called 19 Minutes and it contains scenes that are so sexually explicit […]

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