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John Whitmire
Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Evansville Courier & Press. March 16, 2015. Should have stuck with Common Core It strikes us now — and it really has for months — that Indiana's educational hierarchy could have saved money and trouble by sticking with Common Core, or at least with the state's original school standards and tests. Instead, the Republican majority's effort to please the tea party and other groups has kept the state in what seems to be an ongoing, expensive mess. The latest episode finds the state recommending to award nearly $134 million in contracts to six vendors to run student testing. Surely, it would have been less expensive to stand pat. We have had our differences with...

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