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    Indiana, Common Core, and a Great Opportunity to Reverse Course

    Indiana has a great opportunity to implement education standards that are “written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high,” as Governor Mike Pence (R) wants to do. One option for doing this would be to re-adopt Indiana’s prior state standards. Before the advent of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), … More

    Pushback Continues: States Grow Increasingly Wary of Common Core

    Common Core is on the ropes. More and more states are pulling back from the national standards as the 2014–15 school year implementation deadline looms near. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal (R)—formerly a Common Core supporter—is now encouraging the legislature to remove the state from the Common Core aligned Partnership … More

    Testing the Tests: Common Core Implementation Continues to Prove Problematic

    Common Core proponents are doing their best to boost public perceptions of new national standards and tests as the fall implementation deadline looms. Last week, Vox reported, “Common Core tests are in classrooms—and they’re actually working.” But then the article’s author, Libby Nelson, goes on to state: There have been … More

    Common Core: “Building the Machine” Debut

    The Home School Legal Defense Association released its long-awaited documentary on the Common Core national standards last week, Building the Machine. The film offers clarity to an initiative that is little known by the American public but will affect millions of students across the country. Spearheaded in 2009 by the … More

    Boy Wonders: How Do You Solve Math Problem with Essay?

    A second-grader in San Jose, Calif., knew how to find the difference on his math homework, but struggled to come up with answers for a “number sentence” and essay question that would square with new national education standards. So the boy offered the best response he could. “I got the … More

    Indiana Ends Common Core Education Standards

    Indiana’s experiment with Common Core is over. Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today requiring the state to come up with its own academic standards, making Indiana the latest state to pull its support for the national education standards known as Common Core. “I believe our students are best served when … More

    Common Core: Bill Gates Confuses Regulation with Accountability

    “Scale is good for free market competition,” said Bill Gates last Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute. “Individual state regulatory capture is not good for competition.” Gates’ remarks came as part of his pitch for the highly controversial Common Core national standards and tests. Yet, what Gates laments as “regulatory … More

    Blame the New SAT on Common Core

    The hugely controversial Common Core initiative is at least partly responsible for the latest revamp of the SAT college entrance exam. This puts great pressure on non-Common Core states, private schools, and homeschoolers to comply with national standards to keep students from doing poorly on the new Common Core–aligned SAT. … More

    Indiana Legislature Ends Common Core, Contemplates New Standards, Sets Precedent

    The Indiana Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will remove the state from the Common Core national standards. The bill, which was already passed by the House, is now headed to Governor Mike Pence’s (R) desk for signature. The bill requires the state board to adopt Indiana “college and … More

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman: 'Common Core Not the Answer' on Education (VIDEO)

    The national standards known as Common Core are moving education in America in the opposite direction from solutions, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R–Ind.) told The Foundry in an exclusive interview today. “We need to get the federal government out of the education business,” Stutzman said during Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly gathering … More