"School Choice" and "Common Core" go hand in hand. When D*** Morris was in Fort Wayne, IN He was ask about CC He apologized and said, "I'm not familiar with it" Mr. Morris and Indiana American For Prosperity leaders was given a brochure. I spoke with the Chase -IN State director of AFP today..He said, "We probably wouldn't get around to reviewing material regarding CC til around Oct, Nov or maybe even Dec" .
This is a taste of what Common Core is about: #1 It's unconstitutional for the Fed Gov to write school curricula.
#2 Fed Gov is accomplishing this anyway
#3 IN legislature never voted to adopt CC
#4 CC Has never been evaluated for effectiveness
#5 In Has to lower standards to align with CC
#6 States that adopt CC MUST accept standards word for word
#7 CC Math will put Indiana students 2 yrs behind counterparts in high performing countries
#8 CC students may graduate from high school with a 7th grade reading level Just to name a few!!!
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS??? The Indiana General Assembly did not vote on this radical shift of power. It was done quickly and quietly by ISBE, to avoid public discussion or dissent.
THREATS TO STUDENT/FAMILY PRIVACY
Common is part of the broader federal effort to collect massive amounts of personal student and family data to share with other government agencies.
PRIVATE SCHOOL/HOME SCHOOL CONCERNS
* Any private school accepting a voucher must accept the CC
* If the CC proponents have their way, all standardized test will align with CC, forcing private schools and home school families to teach to the test or risk their children being unfairly evaluated for college and scholarship opportunities.
COMMON CORE WILL COST HOOSIERS AN ESTIMATED $360 MILLION over 7 years for textbooks, teacher training, and technology plus an increased cost for testing.