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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

    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

    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

    Crisis for Common Core: Indiana's Uncommon Ruckus Over Education Standards

    INDIANAPOLIS – What’s wrong with public education in America today? Across the country, just about everyone has an opinion. Very few, though, have the power to implement sweeping reforms. In Indiana, a driver for the Uber car-for-hire service gets his mother on the phone for a reporter. Sharon Hurt is … More

    Marriage Testimony: You Can’t Say Fathers Are Essential if the Law Redefines Marriage to Make Them Optional

    Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, testified before the Indiana House Judiciary Committee yesterday on their proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and woman. The controversial bill, which would place the amendment on the state ballot and give … More

    Obamacare Means Jobs on the Chopping Block

    “If the health care reform law is not repealed or employer mandate does not go away, we’re going to have to take drastic action,” said Scott Womack, who owns 12 IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womack employs nearly 1,000 full- and part-time employees and provides health insurance to his … More

    Eric Holder’s Mounting War Against Texas

    In its mounting war against commonsense election integrity efforts, Eric Holder’s Justice Department announced today that it will be filing a new lawsuit against Texas, claiming that the state’s voter ID law “violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, as well as the voting guarantees of the Fourteenth and … More

    What Obama Wants for Your Children and Grandchildren

    Proud parents and grandparents are sharing photos of their kids’ first day of school. And as students head back, many states are pushing back—telling the Obama Administration that its federal education plan isn’t right for their students. Anyone who has taught in a classroom knows how different children are from … More

    Indiana Set to Withdraw from Common Core National Assessments

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) announced that the Hoosier State will be withdrawing itself as a member of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Governing Board, effective August 12, 2013. For Indiana, this is one more step toward reclaiming control over what is taught … More