Tag: Indiana Senate
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, [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Erin Tuttle at Hoosiers Against Common Core announced that the Indiana Senate Education Committee will be voting on a bill on January 16th co-authored by State Senators Scot Schneider and Dennis Krause. Embedded below is a draft of the bill. Indiana’s Anti-Common Core Bill We’ll be watching this vote closely.