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Common Core supporter testifies Indiana can’t change Common Core Standards

August 18, 2013 0 Comments

Here is a short clip of Kathlenn Porter-Magee from the Fordham Institute testifying before the Indiana legislative study committee on the Common Core Standards. She corrects Senator Earline Rodgers when she asks about Indiana’s capacity to alter the standards in order to correct shortcomings. When Senator Rodgers tries to clarify that Indiana could “make changes” […]

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Common Core won’t get your kid into Purdue or Indiana University

August 18, 2013 1 Comment

The Common Core legislative study committee held August 5th at the Indiana Statehouse revealed a new definition of college readiness for Hoosiers. In our state, if the high school certifies that your child is college ready one would expect that it includes Indiana University or Purdue University. According to the author of the Common Core […]

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Common Core ends gifted programs- must teach student at grade level

August 15, 2013 10 Comments
Common Core ends gifted programs- must teach student at grade level

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Teachers, got something to say?

July 20, 2013 1 Comment
Teachers, got something to say?

Calling all teachers! Are you unhappy with Common Core Standards and testing? Legislators want to hear from you. August 5th, 2013 at 1:00 Written testimony can also be emailed to eob72@yahoo.com. It must have your name and address on it to be submitted to the legislators. Questions? email eob72@yahoo.com Don’t pass up your chance to […]

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Achieve’s Chairman Emeritus calls for national standards to form national curriculum

July 12, 2013 4 Comments
Achieve’s Chairman Emeritus calls for national standards to form national curriculum

In a Wall Street Journal article Louis Gerstner, Chairman Emeritus of Achieve.org, advocated the below changes to the US education system. ” Abolish all local school districts, save 70 (50 states; 20 largest cities). Some states may choose to leave some of the rest as community service organizations, but they would have no direct involvement in the […]

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