Heritage Foundation on Common Core English Standards

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Heritage Foundation on Common Core English Standards

Read the latest article from the Heritage Foundation entitled, Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking.  It details the devastating effect of the Common Core ELA Standards, which favor having children read “informational texts,” over classic and creative literature.  Our children deserve a real “education”, not simply “training” to read manuals […]

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Closing the Door on Innovation

December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Closing the Door on Innovation

An oldie but a goodie! “Closing the Door on Innovation” was one of the first pieces in the current debate over national standards and a nationalized curriculum. For any one new to the debate, it is a good starting point to gain an understanding of the concerns regarding the common core initiative. Written in response […]

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Indiana State Senate to vote on bill to end common core and restore local control.

December 13, 2012 20 Comments

On January 16, 2013 at 1:30 the Indiana State Senate Education Panel will be voting on a bill co-authored by Senator Scot Schneider-R and Senator Dennis Kruse-R that would reverse the adoption of the common core standards. There will be an all-star line up to present testimony and Hoosiers are encouraged to attend. In the […]

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Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking

December 11, 2012 0 Comments

Below is an embedded article written by Sandra Stotsky reviewing the Common Core ELA Standards for The Heritage Foundation. Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking by Sandra Stotsky

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How Common Core Undermines School Choice

December 11, 2012 0 Comments

Read an interesting article by Mary Thompson entitled “Have You Checked Your School Choice Lately.“ Thompson exposes the fact that the purported goals of the School Choice movement are nullified, as long as Common Core prevails.  She explains the genesis of the School Choice movement, which she points out has actually resulted in the “public-izing” […]

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