Author Archive: Erin Tuttle

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Who Wrote the Common Core?

February 15, 2013 14 Comments

I have copied the names of the people involved in writing, giving feedback and validating the Common Core Math Standards released by the non-profit, DC based Achieve, who developed them and is leading the new PARCC consortium to create a student test which will replace IStep. There is not ONE person from Indiana. I am […]

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Victory for Anti-Common Core Legislation

February 14, 2013 8 Comments
Victory for Anti-Common Core Legislation

Hoosiers Support SB193! The Indiana Senate Education Committee voted 7-4 to HALT implementation of the Common Core in Indiana. The bill requires a state-led process to vet the Common Core standards and come up with the best practices for Indiana students. This bill still needs to pass the full Senate and House. This legislation is strong. […]

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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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