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Indiana Becomes First State To Back Out Of Common Core
NPR ^ | March 24, 2014 | Eyder Peralta

Posted on 03/26/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by Abathar

With the stroke of Gov. Mike Pence's pen, Indiana became the first state to back off implementing a set of national standards for grade-school education.

The standards, known as Common Core, had been adopted by 45 states, but have lately unleashed a political fight that blurs party lines.

"'I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,' said Pence in a release about Senate Bill 91.

" 'By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high, and I commend members of the General Assembly for their support,' he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: billgates; commoncore; indiana; jebbush; mikepence; nocommoncore; un; yesterday
Watching my wife's liberal friends throwing a fit over this has been SO much fun for me I hate it to end...
1 posted on 03/26/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Excellent news


2 posted on 03/26/2014 8:18:47 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Abathar

Kudos to The Governor,.....Indiana...and COMMON .. SENSE!

Hope Springs Eternal!


3 posted on 03/26/2014 8:18:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Abathar

But you can bet that those who promoted Common Core in Indiana are still present and hoping and working to produce more liberal propaganda.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: Abathar

It’s “Common Porn” and “Math for those who don’t want to really learn Math”.

Remember, anything pushed by someone with an “Education” degree is worth just slightly less than an Obama promise.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 8:22:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: davisfh

Most of them are teachers as well, at least in many of the urban areas. Around here they catch on really quick that the people in our little town throw a sh*t fit when one of them tries to push that stuff on our kids.

Some small towns around are adamant not to let their standards fall like in other places.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Good for your state. Let the revolt begin in Indiana.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 8:36:35 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Abathar

Good for them. Must be intelligent people in charge.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 8:37:47 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Abathar
Watching my wife's liberal friends throwing a fit over this has been SO much fun for me I hate it to end...

I'm envious. Can you provide some examples? I love witnessing lefty meltdowns.
9 posted on 03/26/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Abathar

YES! Wish FR had a like button!


10 posted on 03/26/2014 8:38:34 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Abathar; All
Mike Pence 2016!...and i mean it...
11 posted on 03/26/2014 8:41:42 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Abathar
Bill Gates wants to force common core on your kids but leave his out of it
12 posted on 03/26/2014 8:41:51 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Isn’t that how all leftists approach “public policy”?


13 posted on 03/26/2014 8:43:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lulu16

Like voter ID?


14 posted on 03/26/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Da Coyote

When you get to a lower level than “zilch”, it is still “zilch”.

Promises that do not deliver cannot do less than not delivering. Threats that do not deliver, however, have to be considered a positive.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 8:48:22 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Abathar

I’d be interested in knowing why they support when everything indicates kids will be less educated as a result.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: stanne; All

For those of you interested in “the rest of the story” take a look at the link.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/17916-indiana-replaces-common-core-with-common-core


17 posted on 03/26/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT by wita
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To: needmorePaine

One of her best friends is a transplant here from Seattle, she was whining about it last week and threatened to move back to Washington if it went through. (she has 3 kids in our local schools). She hates this area with a passion now that she is divorced, won’t even come into our living room because she doesn’t want to have to look at my gun cabinet. My wife has yet to inform her that she has a CCW permit and keeps one in her purse, that will be my next revelation when she decides not backtrack on her promise to move.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 8:53:42 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Wouldn’t it be great if stupid liberal ideas couldn’t cross state lines?

Sounds like such a good idea that the country should have been founded that way... Wait a minute! IT WAS FOUNDED THAT WAY!


19 posted on 03/26/2014 8:55:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Abathar

Your wife needs to cultivate better tastes in Friends. If’n I were you I would tell this B!TCH to Carry her A$$ETS back to FAGGOT/POT Lovin’ “Washington State”!


20 posted on 03/26/2014 8:57:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Abathar

Can we STEAL your Governor and make him PRESIDENT in 2016!?
I would LOVE to say “President Mike Pence”!


21 posted on 03/26/2014 9:00:10 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Abathar

Can we STEAL your Governor and make him PRESIDENT in 2016!?
I would LOVE to say “President Mike Pence”!


22 posted on 03/26/2014 9:00:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Sounded SO NICE I had to say it TWICE!


23 posted on 03/26/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Abathar

The next few days paper is going to be a terrible read. The editorial pages will be full of trash.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 9:07:57 AM PDT by pas
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To: Abathar; needmorePaine

So a divorced, bitter woman (curious why she is divorced) is willing to let the government rule her children’s lives. For some, you cannot open their eyes. My guess is she is drawn to your wife’s independence, while she gives over her own. Interesting that they are close friends.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 9:08:46 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Abathar

Jeb is deeply saddened.

26 posted on 03/26/2014 9:11:43 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Abathar

In light of the other side of the story, one wonders why the fit throwing. Ignorance begets ignorance it seems as very little has changed.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 9:17:18 AM PDT by wita
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To: Jonty30

Stupid people are easier to control. Look at the Ghetto.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 9:21:19 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: US Navy Vet

We need a couple of senators you got a couple of conservatives you might want to trade?


29 posted on 03/26/2014 9:25:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

We need to hold on to the conservatives we have here in Iowa to counter all of the WORTHLESS RINO/GOP-e that infest this state.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 9:28:32 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Abathar
Good for our neighbors in Indiana!

Education, like health care, is inherently a local process. Outside meddling can serve only to confuse the process, and hinder each child's progress.

America's Revolution was against outside meddling in local matters. That is why the Constitution, for example, conferred no Federal role in civilian education. Those who push either for a Federal role--or even as some adored by the Leftwing media, for an International role--have a neurotic agenda for uniformity in human affairs: The Equivalent of making it compulsory to force square pegs into round holes.

William Flax

31 posted on 03/26/2014 9:29:03 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: US Navy Vet

We’re working on the same issues. Fly over country against the coasts


32 posted on 03/26/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Abathar

Great news!


33 posted on 03/26/2014 10:13:49 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

VERY, VERY GOOD NEWS one step and one state at a time! VERY
surprised TEXAS was not the first! I look to TEXAS for ALL constitutional
leadership these days! Sure WISH Rick Perry could speak like Reagan!!
Although Governor Walker IS very courageous also!!! Our kids deserve
BETTER than this absolute nonsense!!


34 posted on 03/26/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: MrB
"IT WAS FOUNDED THAT WAY!"

I've been saying for years it was The United States IN America, not OF America until Washington changed it. I wonder if our highway dollars will be cut off, or education tax dollars will be reduced because of it.

I bet dollars to donuts we are made an example of for this in some way or other to keep the other 49 in line.

35 posted on 03/26/2014 10:37:12 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: US Navy Vet

Preaching to the choir, I haven’t been nice to her for a long time now, but now that she started insulting anyone who wants to live in this state my wife is seeing things for what they are.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 10:38:52 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar; All
There is a major problem with Common Core imo.
Common Core State Standards Initiative

The revised list of basics that need to be taught in schools are as follows:

We're evidently not learning from our mistakes.

37 posted on 03/26/2014 10:47:40 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: stanne

No, it’s not. All celebrating this “victory” need to read the story linked by wita. We’ve been hoodwinked again.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 11:00:06 AM PDT by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in two years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: Kit cat

Texas was one of the five states that didn’t adopt Common Core in the first place. But. We have our own curriculum problem. Google “CSCOPE”.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 11:17:03 AM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: Grandma Conservative; wita

Are we still in the whining phase of this, as our children are being reprogrammed.

Stop! Politicias are not and should not be given crge of our kids.

MY hair hurts!!
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Parents have a responsibility to God, the community and to their kids.

They are in charge of this, ultimately

For anyone to say they are victims of public schools and of lying politicians, no.

This was written about in 1995, at least. Beverly Eakman, had it, as did many people.

Parents know about this. What are they doing about it? Get your kids out of there. Geeze. Quit whining and DO something

Here’s a quote & link from 4 years ago (FOUR) that’s a whole high school career:

http://vimeo.com/10087041

This program, as explained by Johnnette S. Benkovic, discusses how Beverly “maintains that the education establishment is stealing the minds of a generation of children in order to create a wrenching transformation of our society. In books and speeches, articles and expert witness testimonies, she has chronicled and heralded how our children have been coerced to become anti-property, anti-industry, undiscerning, sitting ducks for the global citizenry of tomorrow. How has this happened and where will it lead?”


40 posted on 03/26/2014 11:35:01 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Thanks for the very enlightening link.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 4:11:43 AM PDT by wita
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To: Grandma Conservative

Thanks for the attempt grandma. I didn’t want to make a big issue of the rest of the story, and Stanne had a very good link that added to the history of the common core. So, all in all a good thread. Ultimately it is up to PARENTS.

A grandpa


42 posted on 03/27/2014 4:21:01 AM PDT by wita
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