Federally approved state sovereignty?

February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Federally approved state sovereignty?

Can one be alone together? Can one offer an unbiased opinion? Can one keep an open secret? Can a state have federally-approved, sovereign academic standards? An oxymoron is a figure of speech which contains words that seem contradictory to one another intended to create humor or  to make the reader stop and think.  In the case of Indiana and […]

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Common Core Reversal – Are We There Yet?

January 20, 2014 5 Comments
Common Core Reversal – Are We There Yet?

Last week’s flurry of Common Core articles give us some indication of where Indiana is headed.  Our response can best be summed up with the following: “We’ve come a long way, but we aren’t out of the woods yet!  The most crucial miles have yet to be travelled, before we cross the finish line.” To fully […]

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Progressive education fortified under Common Core

January 19, 2014 1 Comment
Progressive education fortified under Common Core

Dr. Terrence Moore, author of The Story Killers, gives a compelling case against progressive education. It’s a great follow up to my post about John Dewey and the destructive effect of progressive education in American schools. Just because you believe in climate change and other ideas housed under the progressive name, doesn’t mean you believe […]

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Is that you, Common Core?

January 19, 2014 3 Comments
Is that you, Common Core?

Governor Pence delivered a semantic blow to the Common Core in his State of the State address last week: “When it comes to setting standards for schools, I can assure you, Indiana’s will be uncommonly high. They will be written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers and will be among the best in the nation.” Breitbart reported […]

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Common Core Standards under the grip of Dewey’s dead hand

January 19, 2014 2 Comments
Common Core Standards under the grip of Dewey’s dead hand

My son is luckier than most children and attends a school that has yet to fall into the hands of the education establishment.  In science class, we get to study a variety of interesting topics like the history of medicine instead of another boring lesson about global warming or environmentalism.  The current lesson is about a physician […]

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