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SB277- $60 million dollar unfunded mandate on local schools

January 26, 2015 1 Comment
SB277- $60 million dollar unfunded mandate on local schools

SB277, offered by Senator Jim Merritt, will be voted on this Wednesday, January 28th by the Indiana Senate Education Committee. The bill  “requires a school corporation to employ at least one school counselor at each elementary school, not including private or charter schools, maintained by the school corporation.” This would required your child’s public elementary […]

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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 7 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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