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Indiana teachers admit following Common Core

September 5, 2014 6 Comments
Indiana teachers admit following Common Core

An angry parent submitted a letter she received from her child’s school. The 5th grade teachers at Highlands Middle School sent a letter to parents asking for $5.00 to buy books to “facilitate teaching the National Common Core Standards.” The teacher chose the program because it would “give students the rich nonfiction reading experience demanded […]

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Indiana’s “new” standards fail to prepare for STEM

September 5, 2014 1 Comment

Stanford mathematician James Milgram eloquently warns that Indiana’s new standards won’t prepare students for STEM careers. While the  “new”  standards added back in some of our former standards such as Trig, Pre-Cal and Calculus, Milgram reveals that the advanced courses “were added to standards that couldn’t support them.” Milgram states the obvious, you can’t get to […]

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Was federalism restored when Indiana “voided” Common Core?

September 4, 2014 1 Comment

Listen to Heather Crossin give a speech on how true federalism was NOT restored by Indiana’s attempt to void the Common Core Standards. In a step by step manner, she presents the problems with the process of the development and adoption of Indiana’s “new” standards, and reveals that, for all practical purposes, Indiana simply slapped […]

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Share examples of Indiana’s Common Core rebrand in your child’s school.

August 23, 2014 8 Comments

With the start of the school year, parents are stunned that nothing has changed under Indiana’s “new” standards. While some politicians are unwillingly to admit that Indiana’s standards are the Common Core rebranded, schools and teachers are not hiding it. In frustration, parents are submitting to Hoosiers Against Common Core examples of their child’s Common […]

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Gates funds group to judge textbook alignment with Common Core

August 20, 2014 2 Comments
Gates funds group to judge textbook alignment with Common Core

Breitbart reporter, Dr. Susan Barry, reports that the Gates Foundation has assumed the role of judge over which textbooks offer curriculum that aligns to the Common Core Standards (CCS). The  Gates Foundation also financed the development of the standards, which have been criticized for many reasons, one of which is the inability of teachers and schools […]

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