Is anyone going to talk about Kentucky’s NAEP scores?

December 27, 2013 5 Comments
Is anyone going to talk about Kentucky’s NAEP scores?

When Indiana adopted the Common Core there was no test pilot done to determine if it would be effective and our state made a blind and imprudent decision to adopt Common Core. This time, as the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education debate the future of Common Core in Indiana, it […]

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Dr. Terrence Moore, author of “The Story-Killers,” to Speak January 6th!

December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Dr. Terrence Moore, author of “The Story-Killers,” to Speak January 6th!

In my opinion, one of the greatest developments in the Common Core battle this past year has been  the involvement of Hillsdale College professor Dr. Terrence Moore.  Any who have had the pleasure of hearing him speak, or who have read his articles, know why I say this.  Dr. Moore  is more than a great […]

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Common Core Scrooges give Dickens the Boot!

December 16, 2013 2 Comments

Hillsdale College Professor, Dr. Terrence Moore, has a fantastic new article entitled ” ‘Bah! Humbug!’: A Dickens-less Christmas from the Scrooges at the Common Core.”  His article makes clear why it matters what stories children do or do not read in school: In a sane world, any flourishing people has sense enough to teach its […]

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Is Indiana’s withdrawal from PARCC for real or for show?

December 10, 2013 5 Comments
Is Indiana’s withdrawal from PARCC for real or for show?

Despite Governor Pence and Superintendent Ritz sending letters in June, 2013  requesting to officially exit the federally-funded Common Core testing consortium, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Readiness (PARCC), Indiana is still formally listed as a governing member. Considering the fact that the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation requiring Indiana to withdrawal from […]

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Written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers- as long as the feds say it’s OK

December 7, 2013 8 Comments
Written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers- as long as the feds say it’s OK

            Governor Pence and Republican legislators have  made statements against the Common Core and both groups have signaled their intent to abandon the national standards. Governor Pence has stated that Indiana should have its own high standards, “written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers.” The Indiana Department of Education and State Board […]

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