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ISTEP Exams Could Feel Like a Marathon for Students

There is a new concern over Indiana’s highly debated and much maligned ISTEP exams. This year’s new test will take students more than twice as long to complete. Shocked educators fear ISTEP will be an endurance test, with smart students failing because of fatigue. At Beech Grove’s Central Elementary School, Lisa LaFavers is confident her […]

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Obama’s Scary Plan for Preschoolers

http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/educate/july14/obamas-scary-plan-for-preschoolers.html On May 2, 2014, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius gave a speech to the Committee for Economic Development. She touted “an exciting investment opportunity.” She claims the investment “promises solid dividends and long-term growth” and states “its payout ratio is so solid that it’s projected to return at least $7 […]

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Common Core & Communism

Common Core and Communism By Alan Caruba, 2014 “A lie told often enough becomes the truth,” said Vladimir Lenin who led the revolution that imposed Communism on Russia. When he wrote, ‘Mein Kampf’, Adolf Hitler said “whoever has the youth has the future.” In his vision for the Nazi Party, education would be the key […]

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Anti-Common Core Candidates Trounce Indiana Incumbents In Primaries

May 8, 2014 By Joy Pullmann On Tuesday, two nationally-eyed primaries here in Indiana had Tea Party challengers knocking out sitting state representatives over two major issues: National Common Core education mandates and GOP leaders’ refusal to protect natural marriage despite supermajorities in both houses. Curt Nisly and Christopher Judy beat Reps. Rebecca Kubacki and […]

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Letter to the National Republican Senatorial Committee

April 17, 2014 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE PO BOX 97112 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20090-7112 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: YOU WILL NOT LIKE MY RESPONSES TO YOUR INANE QUESTIONNAIRE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I DOUBT YOU WILL READ BEYOND THIS SENTENCE WHEN YOU NOTICE THERE IS NO CHECK ENCLOSED. AT LEAST I’LL HAVE THE SATISFACTION OF EXPRESSING […]

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Will Indiana Cut-and-Paste Its Way to Common Core Serfdom?

As a college professor and former head of a K-12 school, I know when a student is giving me the runaround. Here is one scenario I have been through more than once: I hand back a student’s paper—clearly written in a rush—that is bleeding with my markings on typos, incomplete sentences, contradictory statements, and bizarre […]

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Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Bill to Allow Governmental Entities to Charge Prohibitive Fees to Block Access to Public Records

The legislation, HB 1306, which would effectively bar members of the public from making public records requests because of the exorbitant fees governmental agencies will be permitted to charge you for your request if they claim it takes an employee more than two hours to search for the records you request easily passed the Indiana […]

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