Indiana Common Core Repeal Bill Heads to Governor Pence

The Indiana Senate voted 35-13 today to concur with the House version of SB 91, Indiana’s Common Core Repeal bill, so the bill will head to Governor Mike Pence (R-IN).  Pence has expressed support for Hoosiers creating their own standards so it is likely he will sign the bill. Chalkbeat Indiana points out that the original […]

Indiana House Votes to Repeal Common Core

The Indiana House passed SB 91 on a 67 to 26 vote.  SB 91 authored by State Senators Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) in effect repeals the Common Core State Standards. Here is the bill digest: Adds a definition of "college and career readiness". Provides that before July 1, 2014, the state board […]

Indiana Senate to Vote on Bill Abolishing Common Core

From WIBC 93.1FM in Indianapolis: The Senate will vote next week on a bill to put the final nail in the coffin of the Common Core education standards. Last year, legislators ordered the State Board of Education to pass new academic standards by July of this year. The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill […]

Is the Common Core in Trouble?

That is a question asked by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog.  She writes: Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why? Duncan made the appeal, which was reported by Education Week, […]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s History of Backing Poor Education Policy

With the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s bad track record on education policy why are we listening to them about the Common Core State Standards?

Mike Pence Needs to Lead Common Core Opposition, Not Sit on the Sidelines

Hoosiers Against Common Core founders, Heather Crossin and Erin Tuttle, were joined Thursday by 75 representatives from 54 independent organizations from across the state of Indiana. They delivered a letter to Governor Mike Pence’s office that had been signed by over 900 Hoosiers during the prior five days.  The letter called on Governor Mike Pence […]

Common Core Foes Go Knocking on Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Door

At 9:30am (EST) this morning at the Indiana State Capitol Common Core opponents are going to be delivering a letter to Indiana Governor Mike Pence.  It reads: We, the undersigned, representing diverse grassroots organizations from across the state of Indiana, oppose the adoption of the Common Core State Standards and membership in the Partnership for […]

States Fighting Back

J.R. Wilson has updated our map. The Pending Rejection states are so marked as a result of serious discussion or action taken towards withdrawing from the Common Core State Standards, withdrawing from PARCC or SBAC, delaying implementation of standards or assessments, or not funding the implementation.  The discussions or actions considered include public forums, legislative […]

Indiana Senate Passes Anti-Common Core Bill

The Indiana Senate passes SB 193, a measure that would put the brakes on Indiana’s implementation of the Common Core, on a 38-11 vote.  If this bill passes the Indiana House and then is signed into law by Governor Mike Pence it will force a level of transparency for the Indiana State Board of Education […]

Redelman’s Wrong

Derek Redelman, the vice president of education and workforce development policy, at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce wrote an op/ed at the Indiana Barrister calling on Hoosiers to show common sense with the Common Core.  Translate that to mean agree with him and think the Common Core is a-ok.  Basically he’s troubled that there is […]