Bipartisan Leaders In Indiana Rethink Common Core Participation

Public pressure has resulted in a bipartisan bill to have Indiana withdraw from Common Core.  Read all about at
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2013/02/05/bipartisan-leaders-rethink-indianas-common-core-participation

Newly elected state Superintendent Glenda Ritz, a Democrat and former teachers union president said, “Indiana had exceptional standards before Common Core.”…  “The Indiana Department of Education, and its board, must re-evaluate Common Core Standards to determine what parts we will accept or reject and determine which of our current Indiana standards should be retained.”

What Indiana is doing is a model for Michigan!

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Testimony On Common Core Before IN Senate Education Committee

Sandra Stotsky recently testified to the Indiana Senate Education Committee on Common Core. She provided testimony as a content expert for English Language Arts. Here are her credentials:

“I was a senior associate commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999-2003 and, among other duties, was in charge of development or revision of all the state’s K-12 standards. I reviewed all states’ English language arts standards for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in 1997, 2000, and 2005. I co-authored Achieve, Inc.’s American Diploma Project high school exit test standards for English in 2004. I served as a reviewer and advisor to Indiana on its 2006 ELA Academic Standards and 2008 ELA Core Standards. Finally, I served on Common Core’s Validation Committee from 2009-2010. ”

If you are interested in a clear explanation regarding Common Core, I encourage you to read this testimony.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/115544035/Sandra-Stotsky-Testimony-Before-Indiana-Senate-Education-Committee-on-Common-Core

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