The Changing Role of Education in America

January 8, 2014 1 Comment
The Changing Role of Education in America

Hoosiers, like those in a number of other states, have been stuck indoors the last few days, due to record-breaking temperatures and snow.  Many have likely put away their Christmas decorations and exhausted projects in the home, which makes this a perfect time to watch some of the videos from the Common Core conference that […]

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Common Core Standards held harmless for their havoc

January 6, 2014 3 Comments
Common Core Standards held harmless for their havoc

The widespread demonstrations offered by parents illustrating poorly designed homework and tests used by their child’s school are being dismissed by faithful supporters of the Common Core Standards (CCS). While they acknowledge there are problems with the curricula schools are using, they maintain the standards are not to blame. The problems stem from a lack […]

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Chinese-American student tells school board Common Core=China system

January 2, 2014 0 Comments

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Close, but not too close, reading technique of the Common Core

December 31, 2013 3 Comments
Close, but not too close, reading technique of the Common Core

Below is a post I did for Catholics for Classical Education. Please visit their site at www.catholicsforclassicaled.com. Over the last decades, a popular teaching style in English classes was to have students derive the meaning of a text by examining what it meant to them. This technique failed to have students determine the meaning or […]

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College-and-Career-Ready Standards= 100% Common Core alignment

December 28, 2013 0 Comments
College-and-Career-Ready Standards= 100% Common Core alignment

If you haven’t been to a State Board of Education meeting, I would highly recommend it. I attended a meeting where  the Common Core standards and related assessments were on the agenda. Much of the focus was on how to create standards that meet the new federal requirement of “college-and-career-ready standards” and what assessments that […]

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