Politico reported yesterday that Oklahoma lost its ESEA (NCLB) flexibility waiver as a result of repealing Common Core. Indiana, however, received a one-year extension. Both state repealed Common Core, but Indiana replaced theirs with a rebrand. Oklahoma will be writing new standards and their process will be slower and more deliberate than the Hoosier effort […]
Women on the Wall will be live in Texas tomorrow morning before and during Governor Mike Pence’s workshop at the Defending the American Dream Summit. They are going to host a conference call to benefit those us who are not able to be there. They are going from 9:00a-12:00p (CST). I’m focusing on 9:45a – […]
Time for another Twitter rally. Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) will be in Dallas, TX tomorrow (8/29/14) at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity. He is on the agenda tomorrow at 10:00a (Central Time) to be on a panel for a workshop entitled “Wastewatchers – Tightening the Belt on Government Spending.” […]
The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing. Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers. They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners. A local […]
I have to tip my hat to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Even though he encountered a setback in court in regards to his executive order pulling Louisiana out of PARCC he forged ahead in his opposition. Jindal has done what frankly every Governor should do – file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education […]
Diane Douglas beat pro-Common Core incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in convincing fashion 57.78% to 41.50% winning over 66,000 more votes according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. The barbarians at the gate crashed through evidently. Huppenthal is the third incumbent state school chief to go down in flames over supporting […]
File this news under the “we told you so.” PARCC issued a press release to announce they are going to reduce the number of passages and items on the ELA/Literacy section of their test. This follows the initial review done by several of “PARCC state experts.” The outline the changes, but the most interesting part […]
2nd Vote provides consumers a way to find out if a particular company supports the Common Core State Standards through their charitable giving.
Conservative leaders who work with groups like BATS & AACTE would be able to gain support from a broad base of liberals & conservatives to curtail the DoED.