Common Core Info and Research

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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Dr. Terrence Moore, author of “The Story-Killers,” to Speak January 6th!

December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Dr. Terrence Moore, author of “The Story-Killers,” to Speak January 6th!

In my opinion, one of the greatest developments in the Common Core battle this past year has been  the involvement of Hillsdale College professor Dr. Terrence Moore.  Any who have had the pleasure of hearing him speak, or who have read his articles, know why I say this.  Dr. Moore  is more than a great […]

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Common Core Scrooges give Dickens the Boot!

December 16, 2013 2 Comments

Hillsdale College Professor, Dr. Terrence Moore, has a fantastic new article entitled ” ‘Bah! Humbug!’: A Dickens-less Christmas from the Scrooges at the Common Core.”  His article makes clear why it matters what stories children do or do not read in school: In a sane world, any flourishing people has sense enough to teach its […]

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The Warping of Simplicity and Eloquence

September 22, 2013 0 Comments

  The video above is a must watch for all parents of young children, who have been questioning what in the world is going on with their children’s math work.   It is the articulate testimony given by the Chair of the Math Department, Mr. Layton Elliott, at Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis, before […]

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Liberté, égalité, fraternité?

June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Liberté, égalité, fraternité?

Supporters of Common Core (CC) claim it will make the education system of the U.S. more equitable by requiring all students be taught the same national standards and thus have equal benchmarks for educational goals. This systemization of the U.S. educational establishment will allow high standards to be implemented and thus improve the economic competitiveness […]

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