Dr. James Milgram’s Open Letter to Hoosiers

April 20, 2014 3 Comments

Updated 4/30/14: Dr. James Milgram, a world-renowned mathematician and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Stanford University, was contracted by the state of Indiana to review the new standards and give guidance to the Indiana committees charged with writing and validating them. The committees were selected jointly by the Indiana Department of Education and Governor Pence’s […]

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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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New Indiana standards cut American literature and The Declaration of Independence

April 17, 2014 3 Comments
New Indiana standards cut American literature and The Declaration of Independence

All sets of standards, even the Common Core, have some good standards- some more than others. If Indiana wanted to retain some of the Common Core, there were standards that would have contributed to forming a document that was “uncommonly” high.  However, a review of the final draft of the English standards clearly shows they […]

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New Indiana standards will be voted on without an analysis of final draft

April 17, 2014 3 Comments
New Indiana standards will be voted on without an analysis of final draft

The Associated Press reported that Indiana will not do an analysis on the final draft of standards released April 15th before being voted on by the Indiana Education Roundtable on April 21st: The governor’s special assistant for education innovation and reform, Claire Fiddian-Green, said the more than 6,000 hours spent revising the standards and including […]

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