Indiana becomes first state to back out of Common Core

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  • Mamma C HEBER CITY, UT
    March 26, 2014 7:54 p.m.

    Thanks for setting an example to find the way out of this Common Core mess, Indiana! I hope we, too, find freedom from the Common Core experimental standards, its aligned high stakes tests, the nonlocal standards governance system, and the data mining that the Common Core clique has lured us into believing would bless our kids, all without a shred of evidence-based reasoning. One must not credit/blame all of this on Obama; there is a whole Common Core clique that includes private trade groups like the CCSSO/NGA creators-copyrighters, the Bill Gates funding machine, the Secretary Duncan marketing arm, and the host of Pearson-led corporate opportunists.
    Note to "Orem Parent": Some still believe Common Core is "just standards" but they might re-read Obama's education reform blueprint, and the official redefinition of what used to be the generic phrase "college and career readiness". It is now officially and narrowly redefined specifically as the common core.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 26, 2014 12:38 a.m.

    I wonder how much federal funding Indiana will lose?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 25, 2014 9:57 p.m.

    Let teachers, administrators, and parents set the standards!

    Putting schools into a common collective with a central authority is not the answer.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    March 25, 2014 6:24 p.m.


    Bush is not a true conservative,

    but a progressive.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    March 24, 2014 9:34 p.m.

    Okay, I'll say it. The NCLB Act was a disaster and the Common Core seems to be.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 24, 2014 7:20 p.m.


    What happened to cooperative learning, or hands-on?

    Every few years, something new is introduced, and ends up costing the taxpayers.

    We're told it's for kids, and the public will buy it.

    Watch!--Observe our economy, and welfare state.

    Our education system is weak, and foreigners are taking much of our skilled jobs.

    How's the standardized tests working out. yep! Assessing students is better than teaching them.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 24, 2014 7:19 p.m.

    the truth,

    Really? So you are telling me George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" wasn't a federal takeover of education and an expansion of federal government powers? Help me understand, maybe I don't understand.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    March 24, 2014 7:08 p.m.

    It is absolutely insane how people misunderstand this.

    The Common Core is nothing but a set of standards.


  • the truth Holladay, UT
    March 24, 2014 6:51 p.m.

    @Kings Court

    That is just utter rubbish.
    and No they wouldn't.

    It us about using common sense and understanding how bad common core is. And by the way, hypothetical situations not withstanding, Obama would never be against an extreme left plan and true conservatives would always be against federal growth and any federal takeover of education.

    So to make such silly statements is well... silly.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2014 6:40 p.m.

    If you have seen common core math done on you tube and online elsewhere you would be shocked that Utah is a state that is willing to do common core math. It is outrageous and I will be speaking to a someone in the Utah legislature. People, you need to wake up and look into this. Your kids and grand kids will be affected by this and not in a positive way

  • indycrimson Franklin, IN
    March 24, 2014 6:39 p.m.

    Proud of my state. Proud of Gov Pence...

    Common Core is a disaster...I hope no child is subjected to this garbage. Obama needs to stay in the things he healthcare, foreigh policy, golf, smoking, going on trips with his family and stuff. To quote PINK FLOYD....LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE...

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    March 24, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    If Obama was against the Common Core, the arch-conservatives would be for it. Are these people even rational enough to be leading the country? They act like rebellious teenagers.