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(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

This video wasn’t available when I blogged about the town hall attended by 800 concerned parents and citizens in Calcasieu Parish.  State Representative Brett Geymann who helped organize the event released a video late last week of some teachers and parents speaking at it.  It’s worth watching (and sharing). HT: Louisiana Core

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The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 20, 2014 2 Comments
The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

Below is a great video produced by members of Georgia’s grassroots Common Core opposition and a professional videographer.  This video features featuring parents, kids, teachers a psychotherapist and a school board chair discussing the shortcomings of the Common Core.  It was put together to present at the final House Study Committee on the Federal Government […]

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Where Is the Stop Common Core Line Located on the New York Ballot?

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 17, 2014 2 Comments
Where Is the Stop Common Core Line Located on the New York Ballot?

Gee no attempt to confuse people here. Despite the Stop Common Core ballot line receiving the most signatures out of any other 3rd party ballot line they were lumped in with the Libertarians. They are also at the bottom of the ballot. Some folks in New York created a graphic that should help. Update: Disclaimer… […]

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Ohio Common Core Test Scores Won’t Be Available Until 2016

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Ohio Common Core Test Scores Won’t Be Available Until 2016

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ohio parents won’t likely know how their students did on the PARCC assessments being given this spring for months.  They may even have to wait until 2016. Forget seeing state report cards for schools and districts by their normal late August time next year, said Tom Gunlock, vice chairman […]

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Stop Common Core Activist Blocked From a Kasich Event

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Stop Common Core Activist Blocked From a Kasich Event

A tea party leader, Ann Becker, was blocked from entering a campaign event for Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio). She says it was because of what she was wearing – a Stop Common Core t-shirt from Ohioans Against Common Core. The campaign said that wasn’t the reason. They say she was kept out because she was […]

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(Video) Stotsky, Tienken, and Pesta at Stop Common Core Event in New Jersey

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
(Video) Stotsky, Tienken, and Pesta at Stop Common Core Event in New Jersey

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr. Christopher Tienken, and Dr. Duke Pesta all spoke at a “symposium of learning” entitled “No More Common Core” hosted by Concerned Citizens of New Jersey on Saturday, September 27 in Vineland, NJ.  They were also joined by Deneen Borelli of FreedomWorks, Dr. Tom Borelli, a molecular biologist, and Vern Williams of […]

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A Call for a National Moratorium on Testing

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Call for a National Moratorium on Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (Fair Test) called for a “real testing moratorium” nationally. They released this fact sheet (which you can also read below). Time for a Real Testing Moratorium Resistance to the overuse and misuse of standardized tests is expanding rapidly across the nation. The movement’s goals are to roll […]

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Local School Board in Louisiana Votes to Dump Common Core Math

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Local School Board in Louisiana Votes to Dump Common Core Math

You may recall that last year the St. Tammany Parish school board voted unanimously on a resolution urging the state of Louisiana to reject Common Core.  Almost one full year later the same board voted last week to dump Common Core-aligned math curriculum. It will phased out over the course of the school year. “We’re […]

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New Jersey, Maryland & Washington Link Common Core Tests to Graduation

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 13, 2014 1 Comment
New Jersey, Maryland & Washington Link Common Core Tests to Graduation

Christian Science Monitor had an article last week point to three states: New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington who are forging ahead linking Common Core assessments to graduation. For those of us who have been watching Common Core implementation we are not surprised by speed bumps that they are encountering: The challenges being encountered by New […]

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Smarter Balanced Gets a Foothold in Washington State Universities

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 9, 2014 1 Comment
Smarter Balanced Gets a Foothold in Washington State Universities

Education Week reported that state universities in Washington will use Smarter Balanced Assessment for 11th graders in their course placement decisions. The announcement is significant because it puts teeth into the most pivotal claim of the common-core initiative: that a “college ready” score on consortium tests means a student is prepared to perform well in […]

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