Moving standardized, IREAD-3 test down to 2nd Grade – not a good idea!

January 19, 2015 2 Comments
Moving standardized, IREAD-3 test down to 2nd Grade – not a good idea!

Hoosier parents, teachers, and citizens should be aware that legislation (SB169) sponsored by Rep. Erin Houchin (R)  to move the mandatory third grade reading assessment (IREAD-3) down to second grade is scheduled for a vote this coming Wednesday, January 21st, by members of the the Senate Education Committee.  Before they or anyone else decides if […]

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300-page NCLB waiver increases state control?

January 13, 2015 6 Comments
300-page NCLB waiver increases state control?

Indiana’s  No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver which was renewed this past June is up for renewal again at the end of the school year. The zeal with which Indiana Department of Education officials sought the current waiver leaves little doubt that a strong effort will once again be made to retain it. However, an […]

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An Education Agenda for Empowering Hoosiers

January 5, 2015 2 Comments
An Education Agenda for Empowering Hoosiers

Hoosiers understand what many in charge of education policy in Indiana do not: despite the Common Core repeal, our schools are still implementing it; creating more government programs has not produced better students; disparities in pupil funding is fundamentally unfair; and school choice isn’t surviving in an over-regulated environment. In many aspects of educational reform, […]

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Gallup Poll: Common Core opposition continues to creep among teachers and parents

November 4, 2014 6 Comments

Hoosiers Against Common Core’s favorite Bostonian, Jaime Gass of the Pioneer Institute, had this to report to Fox News regarding the recent national polling on Common Core performed by Gallup. “The national polling data reveals more bad news for the Common Core because 60 to 65 percent of America’s teachers are either ‘frustrated’ or ‘worried’ […]

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Harvard Political Review gets it wrong on Indiana’s Common Core battle

November 3, 2014 4 Comments

Harvard Political Review has published an article entitled No Common Core, No Common Ground: The Battle for Hoosier Education.  The author explains that the battle over Common Core was based on political partisanship, which continues to cripple Indiana from moving forward. To him, the argument was never about the actual standards. His analysis of the politics behind […]

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