Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

August 1, 2014 2 Comments
Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

In a recent letter to the editor, State Board of Education (SBOE) member, Gordon Hendry, blamed the chaos and disorder of the board’s interactions on the behavior of Superintendent Glenda Ritz. He went so far as to liken her behavior to that of an “education czar,” unilaterally deciding policy issues and ignoring the authority of other board […]

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Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform

July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform

As many know, Glenn Beck’s “We Will Not Conform” played at over 700 theaters nationwide last Tuesday evening!  Hoosiers Against Common Core was excited to be asked to be a part of this live-interactive show, which was essentially a strategy session on how to defeat Common Core.  Members of the audience were able to participate […]

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Indiana’s Common Core Fight Isn’t Over

July 17, 2014 2 Comments
Indiana’s Common Core Fight Isn’t Over

Hoosiers Against Common Core continues to be contacted by people from all across the country who are pushing back against Common Core.  Some are surprised to learn that Indiana’s fight against Common Core is far from over.  We bring them up to speed on Indiana’s rebranding of the Common Core and on the steps they […]

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Indiana’s waiver battle- it’s not about the money

July 10, 2014 3 Comments
Indiana’s waiver battle- it’s not about the money

The battle between the State Board of Education (SBOE) and Superintendent Glenda Ritz over Indiana’s No Child Left Behind waiver has turned ugly. While the rumored consequence of the loss of Title 1 funding has everyone chomping at the bit to get the waiver signed, sealed and delivered, the federal government can’t, by law, withhold funding […]

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Common Core standards intentionally written to create a need for national curriculum

May 10, 2014 9 Comments

Peter Greene, an English teacher with 35 years experience, writes in the Huffington Post that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will result in a national curriculum despite claims to the contrary. His article provides specific examples of CCSS standards and explains how they are written, by design, to lead to a national curriculum. Where the CCSS […]

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