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Proposed Indiana Social Studies Standards: A Step Down!

March 9, 2014 4 Comments
Proposed Indiana Social Studies Standards: A Step Down!

If you haven’t heard that the Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday, March 12, 2013, on new proposed Social Studies Standards, you aren’t alone.  Even though we are fairly watchful, it was not until last week that we discovered this information.  Upon googling it this morning, guess what?  As […]

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A Peek at Indiana’s New Draft ELA Standards

February 24, 2014 4 Comments

We recently put out a general request for feedback on the new “draft” Indiana standards.  Here are some general comments that we have heard from teachers on the ELA Standards.  It is by NO means a comprehensive critique, but rather a compilation of some of the comments we have received to date.  We expect that […]

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Why NCTM’s “Fuzzy” Math Standards are Wrong for Indiana

February 16, 2014 0 Comments

Most all will agree that one of the reasons we are having a debate about national standards in this country in the first place, is because of the belief that American students are entering college woefully underprepared.  There is a presumption that we must adopt standards that will ensure that students entering college are actually […]

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Indiana Common Core Review: A Stacked Deck?

February 12, 2014 19 Comments
Indiana Common Core Review: A Stacked Deck?

If you were going to the trial of someone accused of murdering a loved one, would it concern you if almost 50% of the jury had signed statements that they believed the accused was innocent?  Would you consider such a jury to be “fair” and “neutral?”  Would you believe that the “process” of our judicial […]

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Common Core Reversal – Are We There Yet?

January 20, 2014 5 Comments
Common Core Reversal – Are We There Yet?

Last week’s flurry of Common Core articles give us some indication of where Indiana is headed.  Our response can best be summed up with the following: “We’ve come a long way, but we aren’t out of the woods yet!  The most crucial miles have yet to be travelled, before we cross the finish line.” To fully […]

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