Author Archive: Erin Tuttle

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“Rent Seekers” Pushing Common Core in Indiana

February 5, 2013 2 Comments

As many opponents of the Common Core have long known, the effort to undo the Common Core is bipartisan.  Journalist Joy Pullmann pulls together the bipartisan relationships that are forming around Anti-Common Core legislation. In Indiana, the Democratic Superintendent of Education, Glenda Ritz, has recognized a need for the bill to withdraw Indiana out of […]

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Kindergarten Common Core stop the madness

January 30, 2013 0 Comments

If a 90 minute uninterrupted reading block wasn’t bad enough for a 5 or 6 year old child, try the new Common Core standards. They are developmentally inappropriate and will create a classroom of suffering children and teachers, if teachers stick around. A Washington Post article, by Valerie Strauss critiques the standards and explains why […]

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The best explanation of why Common Core ELA standards are rubbish

January 27, 2013 9 Comments

Literature or Technical Manuals: Who Should Be Teaching What, Where, and Why? Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita of Education Reform, University of Arkansas Paper presented at the Educational Policy Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, January 25, 2013 I.  Purpose  Over 45 states adopted Common Core’s ELA standards in 2010, in some cases before they were even written. Only in 2012 did […]

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State of Utah fights battle with Indiana to end Common Core

January 20, 2013 0 Comments

One step to new standards, one giant leap of logic  A Guest Post by Alyson Williams Some steps are more significant than others. When Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the moon, everyone knew it was the beginning of a new era. It was the “space age” and it seems everything from the appliances […]

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Senator Scott Schneider’s Nuvo article on Common Core

January 20, 2013 1 Comment   Perspectives in Education: Scott Schneider Posted by NUVO Editors on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM Confronting the Common Core Standards By Indiana State Sen. Scott Schneider The Common Core Standards (CCS) were developed by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) and written by a Washington, DC non-profit called Achieve. The […]

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