Common Core Info and Research

School lunch mandates trump academic mandates?

March 5, 2013 0 Comments

Outrage over federal mandates dictating what schools should serve to students for lunch is gaining media exposure. While this is an issue deserving attention, where is the outrage over the brain food are children are being served in the form of the Common Core Standards? According to Fox News, new school lunch regulations placed on […]

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Principal claims she was naive about Common Core

March 4, 2013 3 Comments

Carol Burris, a principal in New York, was once a staunch supporter of the Common Core standards. She even wrote a book called  “Opening the Common Core,” on how to help schools meet the common core through a rich curriculum and equitable teaching practices. She wrote it because “we thought that the Common Core would […]

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Ze’ev Wurman official testimony in SB193

Why Indiana’s Own Standards are Better for Indiana Students Ze’ev Wurman, Palo Alto, Calif. Professional background: I am former Senior Adviser at the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education. Throughout the development of the Common Core standards in 2009-2010 I analyzed the mathematics drafts for the Pioneer Institute […]

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Russ Pulliam: Let’s Pause on Common Core

March 1, 2013 0 Comments

Russ Pulliam had an article in last Saturday’s Indianapolis Star entitled “Let’s pause on Common Core.”  Pulliam rightly tells readers the following: The new superintendent of public instruction, Democrat Glenda Ritz, wants to pause. She has been joined by a few conservative Republicans who see Common Core as a nationalization of education standards. He goes […]

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Washington Post: Resistance to Common Core Standards Growing

Here is a post written by Valarie Strauss for the Answer Sheet blog that is part of The Washington Post.  She highlights Indiana first. An excerpt: Nearly all of the states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math and are in the process of […]

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