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Building the Machine video on Common Core released

March 31, 2014 2 Comments

Must see video from HSLDA just released. Watch it and learn about the Common Core and the inherent risks it presents to all children in every school, public or private.  

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Pence outed by Governor Herbert of Utah on Common Core

March 30, 2014 8 Comments
Pence outed by Governor Herbert of Utah on Common Core

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Center for Education and Career Innovation (CECI) are treating Common Core opposition like a chef cooking a frog. When you cook a frog, you can’t just throw him into a pot of boiling water, he’ll jump right out. You need his cooperation. This is done by putting […]

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How do standards change curriculum and state assessments?

March 25, 2014 4 Comments
How do standards change curriculum and state assessments?

The most important thing to remember about standards is that whatever is included in them is fair game to be included on testing. Under the NCLB waiver currently enforce in Indiana, teacher evaluations and school rankings will be largely determined by the students results on assessments that measure the content and skills included in the […]

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Indiana standards review process, not producing results

March 20, 2014 9 Comments
Indiana standards review process, not producing results

Two of the lead people controlling the standards review process defended the draft standards on the Greg Garrison Show today. Claire Fiddian Green, the director of the Center for Education and Career Innovation, and State Board of Education member, Brad Oliver, called on Hoosiers to trust the process to produce high-standards, even though after two drafts […]

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Yes, sir, Mr. Duncan, whatever you say.

March 20, 2014 6 Comments
Yes, sir, Mr. Duncan, whatever you say.

Attention, parents! Indiana is piloting new Common Core field tests this spring. If there is a Common Core pause going on in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) isn’t on board. On February 3, 2014, the IDOE sent out an email to school superintendents informing schools about the test: The U.S. Department of Education […]

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