The Tony Bennett Ouster Debate Continues

November 20, 2012 1 Comment
The Tony Bennett Ouster Debate Continues

By Shane Vander Hart The debate continues.  You may remember Matthew Ladner called anti-common core activists in Indiana a bunch of yahoos since they helped defeat incumbent Republican Tony Bennett in the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction race.  Erin Tuttle, who for a “yahoo” writes quite well  , wrote in the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette: The Bennett fiasco brought an exceptionally […]

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Tony Bennett’s Defeat’s Impact on the Common Core

November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Tony Bennett’s Defeat’s Impact on the Common Core

By Shane Vander Hart The education consulting group Whiteboard Advisorsrecently conducted surveys of 50-75 anonymous political and policy “insiders” before and after the election asking them to weigh in on a variety of issues.  One of the items that caught my eye they asked “How will Tony Bennett’s (the incumbent Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction) defeat impact the […]

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Debating the Bennett Ousting

November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Debating the Bennett Ousting

By Shane Vander Hart Matthew Laudner lamenting the outing of Tony Bennett as Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Education has poked a hornet’s nest by use of unfortunate hyperbole. Guest blogging at Jay P. Greene’s blog he wrote: Let’s get two things clear from the outset: no one has yet to convince me that Common Core is […]

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Indiana’s Education Election is a Mixed Bag

November 7, 2012 0 Comments
Indiana’s Education Election is a Mixed Bag

Glenda Ritz’s victory over Tony Bennett isn’t something to be celebrated, but it does offer a cautionary tale.

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Common Core and the Mainstream

November 5, 2012 0 Comments

By Shane Vander Hart I guess those of us who are concerned about the Common Core State Standards are part of the fringe… at least according to Scott Elliott writing for the Indianapolis Star’s Get on the Bus Blog.  He writes: The Common Core has been only a minor issue in the state superintendent race, which has instead […]

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