A snapshot of Twitter analytics from the website Hashtracking around 1 pm ET showed the #StopCommonCore hashtag was “reaching” over 1.9 million Twitter users. #SupportTheCore reached closer to 260,000.
A quick search reveals that at least 4 of the SupportCommonCore advocates with tweets above are paid to advocate for Common Core. One is the head of Michelle Rhee’s Students First organization in Indiana, one is Tony Bennett’s Communications Director in Florida, one is an Indianapolis Teach Plus fellow, and one worked for DFER in the recent past.
Hoosiers Against Common Core is sorry we failed to adequately alert people about this event. Had we, there certainly would have been even more #StopCommonCore tweets! We are also sorry we were unable to personally participate in the tweeting war, but we were busy down at the statehouse. We do appreciate Kyle Stokes coverage of this interesting story,which sends a strong message to Indiana House Republicans who will be debating and possibly voting on the Common Core “time-out” bill, HB1427, later this week.