Gates funds group to judge textbook alignment with Common Core

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Gates funds group to judge textbook alignment with Common Core

Breitbart reporter, Dr. Susan Barry, reports that the Gates Foundation has assumed the role of judge over which textbooks offer curriculum that aligns to the Common Core Standards (CCS). The  Gates Foundation also financed the development of the standards, which have been criticized for many reasons, one of which is the inability of teachers and schools […]

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New Poll – Teacher Support For Common Core Plummets 30%!

August 20, 2014 1 Comment
New Poll – Teacher Support For Common Core Plummets 30%!

Since it’s a well known fact that polls drive elections, you can bet that the latest one just released by  Education Next is making a huge splash this week.  It’s instilling fear in any politician who naively thought they could “wait out” the growing title-wave of Common Core opposition.  It is now crystal clear that such tactics […]

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Will Superintendent Ritz agree to withdraw IN from PARCC?

August 14, 2014 1 Comment
Will Superintendent Ritz agree to withdraw IN from PARCC?

Last week we wrote a post, which drew attention to the fact that Indiana has continued to be a member of the Common Core Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium for the past year.  This came as news to many, including most Indiana legislators, who were under the false impression […]

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Common Core costs Michigan incumbent his seat

August 6, 2014 0 Comments

In May, we reported on the upset of two Hoosier incumbents who lost the Republican nomination for state representative due to their support of Common Core.  The stunning victories of Christopher Judy and Curt Nisly, who prevailed despite their opponents heavy support from the GOP establishment and the Chamber of Commerce, made national headlines, being […]

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Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

August 1, 2014 2 Comments
Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

In a recent letter to the editor, State Board of Education (SBOE) member, Gordon Hendry, blamed the chaos and disorder of the board’s interactions on the behavior of Superintendent Glenda Ritz. He went so far as to liken her behavior to that of an “education czar,” unilaterally deciding policy issues and ignoring the authority of other board […]

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