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State Board of Education’s vote to adopt new standards ignores state law

April 29, 2014 8 Comments
State Board of Education’s vote to adopt new standards ignores state law

Governor Pence has claimed the adoption of “new” standards in Indiana a victory for federalism and state control over education. However, the Indiana Department of Education and the Center for Education and Career Innovation didn’t perform an analysis on the final draft presented for adoption to verify that the new standards had met state law, […]

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Rick Santorum- an ally for parents against Common Core

April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Rick Santorum- an ally for parents against Common Core

Hoosiers Against Common Core dined with Rick Santorum during his recent visit to Indiana. He was completely supportive of our position on the Common Core and was disappointed to learn  Indiana’s  retreat from the Common Core was a grand deception and only a rebrand of the national standards. As many of our readers know, the […]

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Was Board Member Andrea Neal just a “tool” in Governor Pence’s Common Core re-branding scheme?

April 26, 2014 3 Comments
Was Board Member Andrea Neal just a “tool” in Governor Pence’s Common Core re-branding scheme?

A question that continues to be asked throughout Indiana is, at just what point should Hoosier parents have realized that their children are still going to be stuck with Common Core?  When should they have seen the writing on the wall that Governor Pence did not intend to fulfill his promise to deliver “uncommonly high standards” […]

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Hoosier process run by DC insider

April 24, 2014 8 Comments
Hoosier process run by DC insider

The justification to dismiss the analysis of experts contracted by the state to provide input on the “new” Indiana standards is based on the idea  that they didn’t represent Hoosiers. After an overwhelming majority of them provided scathing reports citing mathematical errors, incoherent structure, and inferiority, Pence told the Indiana Education Roundtable that he wasn’t […]

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South Bend Superintendent says new standards “very, very much aligned” to CCS

April 23, 2014 2 Comments

Misinformed?……………..Not a rebrand? …………………Really? Just ask the superintendent of South Bend schools, Carole Schmidt, who told WSBT news: “If you look at the standards really carefully and sort of do a cross walk with the Common Core, they’re very very much aligned, even down to some of the materials that are used,” Schmidt said. A […]

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