The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette highlights in a recent editorial the testing woes that Indiana currently faces that include a problem with the new vendor.
Greg Garrison was on fire during his Friday radio show on WIBC, blasting the Common Core as a federal intrusion. In his usual, colorful style he said the standards ”stunk to high heavens of federal intervention, with the kookiest people in the world making the plans.” He took the time to read a piece by […]
Hoosiers Against Common Core has released the side by side comparison of the new Indiana math standards to the Indiana 2009 standards and the Common Core. (LINK PROVIDED AT BOTTOM OF POST) The comparison was performed by Ze’ev Wurman who served on the highly acclaimed California mathematics standards committee and is a former Us Department […]
Indiana is reducing its participation with PARCC. State Impact Indiana reports: As a governing state in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, Indiana gets a seat at the table. But no one from the Department of Education has attended a PARCC governing board meeting since Superintendent Glenda Ritz took office in […]
State Impact Indiana reports that there was a push for 2nd Graders to be under the Common Core State Standards since they were rolled out for Kindergarten and First grade last year. This is even after the Common Core pause bill was passed and signed into law. Elle Moxley writes: After state lawmakers passed a […]
Joy Pullman writing for the Heartland Institute’s School Reform News reported that Senate Bill 193 in Indiana has “morphed” into a bipartisan bid to have Indiana reconsider the Common Core allowing more public input. When 46 states signed the initiative in 2010, few held public hearings. Kentucky even agreed to adopt the requirements for what […]
Since Glenda Ritz is now the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect she’ll need to be reminded of what she wrote prior to her election on November 7th. This is one of the primary reasons Tony Bennett lost. Erin Tuttle at Hoosiers Against Common Core highlighted her position statement: Common Core Standards must be re-evaluated.Indiana had […]
Tony Bennett, the Indiana Superintendent of Public Education, was cornered at a Tea Party gathering in Indiana last week. Russ Pulliam, blogging at the Indianapolis Star gives an account of the exchange: Bennett is usually locked in debates with advocates for traditional approaches to public education. But this argument was different. Bennett played defense on […]