Author Archive: Erin Tuttle

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The Indy Star using Gestapo tactics with Letters to Editor?

October 26, 2014 2 Comments
The Indy Star using Gestapo tactics with Letters to Editor?

The Indianapolis Star took a hatchet to a my Letter to the Editor published today. They cut over half of it, and took the liberty of changing my words. Honestly, what is the purpose of publishing the voice of the people, if the Star is going to edit it to fit their agenda? The letter […]

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Pence rejects bid for $80 million preschool grant?

October 16, 2014 3 Comments

The Indianapolis Star’s editorial writer, Matthew Tully, took a swing at Governor Pence in his recent article, Pence rejects bid for $80 million preschool grant, but struck out on facts. Instead of a factual article, Tully has delivered what many have come to expect from the Star- advocacy journalism, intended to deliver a politically-partisan message, not facts. […]

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Common Core=Common Learning Pace

October 5, 2014 3 Comments
Common Core=Common Learning Pace

The Common Core’s one-size-fits-all mentality extends to more than just the content and curriculum, it includes students’ pace of learning. While working in a seventh grade classroom, a substitute teacher took photos of signs displayed on the wall which encourage a philosophy of  equality, not of race or gender, but of talent and effort. One would […]

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Indiana superintendent admits Common Core REBRAND

October 2, 2014 4 Comments

The superintendent of Franklin County School District sent the following letter to a parent who complained that her child’s school was still using Common Core. The parent demanded an explanation as to why Governor Pence’s legislation to void Common Core was being ignored.  The superintendent responded with the following letter dated September 21, 2014.  Her supporting documentation […]

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Over half of Tennessee teachers say, “Abandon Common Core”

September 25, 2014 1 Comment

A survey of 27,000 teachers in Tennessee follows the national trend of declining support for the Common Core standards. As more teachers are using the standards in the classroom, they are finding that they don’t work. Teachers were asked: Will teaching to Common Core standards improve student learning? Only 39% responded yes, which is down […]

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