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Common Core- The Correct Answer is Incorrect?

December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Common Core- The Correct Answer is Incorrect?

Parents, do your kids struggle with math? Do you wonder why getting the correct answer on math problems isn’t enough? Please listen to this Joy Pullman interview on podcast of a veteran math teacher which explains that the new mathematical process standards of the common core promote writing and process over the math content your […]

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TIMMS Results Put Massachusetts as Model for Standards-Not Common Core

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
TIMMS Results Put Massachusetts as Model for Standards-Not Common Core

If you follow the debate on the common core standards, you often here proponents of the standards claim they are needed to make American students more competitive in the global economy. In fact, it was the main reason for the initiative in the first place. Recent data from the TIMMS, which is an international test […]

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McEducation in the Corporate Age: i’m loving it

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
McEducation in the Corporate Age: i’m loving it

I have the permission to submit, in its entirety, one of my favorite blogs by a fellow Hoosier. It is a very clever, satirical piece that makes one laugh and think. I hope teachers will rally behind its message and challenge the reform efforts of the common core. If you are a teacher, I would […]

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Closing the Door on Innovation

December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Closing the Door on Innovation

An oldie but a goodie! “Closing the Door on Innovation” was one of the first pieces in the current debate over national standards and a nationalized curriculum. For any one new to the debate, it is a good starting point to gain an understanding of the concerns regarding the common core initiative. Written in response […]

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Indiana State Senate to vote on bill to end common core and restore local control.

December 13, 2012 20 Comments

On January 16, 2013 at 1:30 the Indiana State Senate Education Panel will be voting on a bill co-authored by Senator Scot Schneider-R and Senator Dennis Kruse-R that would reverse the adoption of the common core standards. There will be an all-star line up to present testimony and Hoosiers are encouraged to attend. In the […]

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