Why Catholic schools should reject the Common Core

May 17, 2013 2 Comments

A new article in Crisis Magazine entitled, Saving the Uncommon Core of Catholic Education , highlights why Catholic schools are foolish to embrace the Common Core. As the article explains, “the Common Core embraces essentially a trade-school mentality.  Even in English class—where the heart of humanist education should beat most strongly—the curriculum is to be […]

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Common Core: The extension of the American apology tour

May 11, 2013 3 Comments

The most widely held belief is that we need the Common Core Standards (CCS) to help American students compete on the international stage. In fact, many claim it is a matter of national security that we adopt these standards to better compete in a global, 21st century environment. Supporters urge states and school districts, “Don’t […]

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Governor Pence signs anti-Common Core bill into law

May 11, 2013 3 Comments
Governor Pence signs anti-Common Core bill into law

On May 11, 2013 Governor Mike Pence signed HB1427 into law. This law stops further implementation of the Common Core Standards until there is a full vetting of the standards, cost analysis and public meetings held. Hoosiers Against Common Core applauds Governor Pence’s support of this legislation and look forward to a transparent, accurate and […]

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New Heritage Foundation video: Putting the brakes on Common Core

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

The Heritage Foundation’s 2013 Resource Bank conference featured a Common Core panel, entitled “Putting the brakes on Common Core.”  Speakers included Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation, Jim Sterios of the Pioneer Institute, Ted Rebarber of Accountability Works, and grassroots activists Heather Crossin and Christel Swasey. Heather was honored to be included and asked to […]

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Gates on Ted Talks- U.S. should model China’s teacher improvement system

May 10, 2013 2 Comments

Bill Gates delivered a speech on education for Ted Talks on PBS this week. He started out his speech by talking about the need for America to be more competitive internationally. He claims reforms are needed based on the dismissal rankings of the U.S. in math, science and reading. Among those reforms is a project he […]

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