Tag: Common Core State Standards

300-page NCLB waiver increases state control?

January 13, 2015 6 Comments
300-page NCLB waiver increases state control?

Indiana’s  No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver which was renewed this past June is up for renewal again at the end of the school year. The zeal with which Indiana Department of Education officials sought the current waiver leaves little doubt that a strong effort will once again be made to retain it. However, an […]

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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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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 crash in California

October 7, 2013 9 Comments

Yesterday, October 6th, Common Core had a crash in the state of California!  At the Republican State Convention the following resolution passed overwhelmingly: Resolution ( F2013-2) to Oppose and Eliminate Common Core Education Policies in California (Co-authored by Bill Evers & Randall Jordan) Whereas the federally-promoted Common Core national curriculum-content standards in math and English (and […]

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Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Poor Record on Education

April 22, 2013 0 Comments

Don’t miss Erin Tuttle’s article, Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Poor Record on Education, which was published by the Heartland Institute last week.  It addresses the central question of why in the world anyone would take the advice of the Chamber of Commerce when it comes to education policy.  It begins: The Indiana Chamber of Commerce […]

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