A state takeover of a local school district takes away the voice of the taxpayers and parents and it’s questionable (at best) they even work.
There was an encouraging story in the Indianapolis Star yesterday. An excerpt: The Republican leaders of the General Assembly want Indiana to scrap the Common Core education standards and have the state adopt its own guidelines to prepare students for college and careers, a report today said. House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis and Senate […]
I can’t believe I missed this news last week. It needs to be shouted from the rooftops. Members of the Indiana legislative study committee formed by the pause legislation passed last session voted 6 to 1 in favor of replacing the Common Core… a twist though since all Democrat members minus one decided not to […]
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 […]
The Times of Northwest Indiana wrote an editorial Sunday opining that the Common Core State Standards not be set aside even though the implementation was paused. Indiana has reset the clock on joining the Common Core Standards initiative, with the Legislature overruling the State Board of Education and delaying implementation by at least one year […]
Language that pauses the implementation of the Common Core made it out of conference committee and will have a final vote in the Indiana Legislature.