I had to shake my head reading a piece by Stephanie Simon at Politico entitled “Moms winning the Common Core war.” The first statement that jumped out at me. But in a series of strategy sessions in recent months, top promoters of the standards have concluded they’re losing the broader public debate — and need […]
I find that activists tend to be really good at calling politicians on the carpet. We get fired up and we go visit them at the statehouse, call, write, email, and/or hound them on social media. That is a healthy representative democracy in action. Our elected officials govern by consent of the govern. We must […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its pro-Common Core video, “It’s Time for the Common Core State Standards” to counter HSLDA’s release of their documentary on the Common Core called Building the Machine. CCSSO, in an email to members, described this video as a “mini-documentary.” Carissa Miller of CCSSO said that it will “provide the […]
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?
Poll from Rasmussen… only 21% say high school graduates have the skills necessary for the workforce and even fewer believe, 18%, high school graduates have the skills needed for college. This survey included 1000 likely voters and has a +/- 3 point margin-of error. Here are the questions asked: 1* Overall, how would you rate […]
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 […]