Author Archive: Heather Crossin

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Hoosiers Against Common Core calls for returning to “uncommonly high,” pre-Common Core Standards

April 20, 2014 3 Comments

Hoosiers Against Common Core co-founders, Erin Tuttle and Heather Crossin, sent the following correspondence to members of the Indiana Education Roundtable, which obviously includes Governor Mike Pence and Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Dear Members of the Indiana Education Roundtable, On behalf of many parents fighting for the adoption of quality standards for Indiana, we respectfully submit this […]

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State board member recommends adoption of pre-Common Core Standards

April 20, 2014 5 Comments
State board member recommends adoption of pre-Common Core Standards

Andrea Neal is a sitting member of the Indiana State Board of Education, representing District 5.  She teaches Grade 6 and Grade 7 English, as well as 8th Grade U.S. History, at St. Richards Episcopal School in Indianapolis.  Since the proposed Indiana academic standards for Math and ELA were released last Tuesday, she is just […]

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Dr. Stotsky in Indiana Critiquing Hoosier ELA Standards

April 6, 2014 2 Comments
Dr. Stotsky in Indiana Critiquing Hoosier ELA Standards

      “Meaningless verbiage… Empty skill sets…No progression from grade to grade… Too much emphasis on informational text… Absence of purpose.” These were some of the comments made this past Saturday by Indiana high school English teachers about the latest draft of the Indiana ELA Standards at a workshop led by standards guru Sandra […]

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Professional Development Opportunity for all Hoosier High School Literature Teachers

April 1, 2014 1 Comment

As Indiana is in the process of creating a new set of K-12 English and Math Standards, a unique professional development opportunity exists for Indiana high school literature teachers.  They are invited to attend any portion, or all, of a FREE conference this coming weekend, April 3-5, which is being hosted by the Association of […]

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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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