Below is a guest article written submitted by Judi Caler. Her post complements the one I wrote on Wednesday. Doing What They’re Paid To Do: Gates-funded Duo Pitches Common Core Misinformation By Judi Caler It is no surprise that the latest attempt by pro-Common Core advocates to keep Republican candidates from speaking out against Common […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I read Joy Pullman’s story at Heartlander Magazine about Indiana’s Common Core bill being bottlenecked in the Indiana House Education Committee. Something State Representative Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), the House Education Committee Chair, is quoted as saying made my jaw drop: Indiana’s bid to pause national education standards is bottlenecked in the House Education Committee, where […]
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 […]