Michelle Molnar of Ed Week has a post about the efforts to combat Common Core in Indiana and reaction to the passed legislation and the steps going forward. Hoosiers Against Common Core is taking the anti-common core movement to the streets and across the country.
Heather Crossin, whom Tuttle affectionately calls her “partner in crime” as co-founder of Hoosiers Against Common Core, has already spoken to approximately 1,000 parents in three presentations in Ohio, and Tuttle says she is fielding calls from concerned parents in California, Wyoming, Alabama, and Missouri.
She quotes Erin Tuttle:
“Truly, the most important thing about this whole legislation is that people still matter. We were outspent. Outmanned. We didn’t have a lot of support in the legislature,” Tuttle said.
“But at the end of the day, the people of the state still matter. Our opinions still count and they’re acted upon. Believe me, Heather and I are usually the only constituents down there [at the statehouse.] Otherwise it’s wall-to-wall lobbyists,” she said. “You have to remind yourself that this is the people’s house, and the more people who are there, the better off we will be.”