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Common Core Critics Are Not Just Saying No

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Common Core Critics Are Not Just Saying No

Frederick M. Hess & Michael McShane wrote an an article for National Review yesterday.  They contend that we must develop our own state-level versions of “repeal and replace.” Duh.  Thanks for stating the obvious.  We’ve got a regular Sherlock and Dr. Watson duo here. It’s quite apparent the esteemed gentlemen from American Enterprise Institute have […]

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Colorado English Teacher Resigns In Part Over Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Colorado English Teacher Resigns In Part Over Common Core

All teachers just love Common Core right?  No, further evidence that there is not 100% consensus on the part of classroom teachers.  We would probably see more speak out if teachers were not placed under gag orders with their jobs threatened. Pauline Hawkins, an English teacher at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, CO, resigned […]

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Colorado State Board of Ed Asks Legislature to Repeal PARCC Mandate

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Colorado State Board of Ed Asks Legislature to Repeal PARCC Mandate

The Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday asked the legislature to repeal a statute that requires Colorado schools to participate in PARCC. From the Colorado Department of Education news release highlighting the meeting: A diverse panel including Susana Cordova, chief academic officer, Denver Public Schools; Bruce Hoyt, St. Charles Capital and board member, Colorado […]

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Peabody School Committee Calls Mitchell Chester’s Role with PARCC a Conflict of Interest

Peabody School Committee Calls Mitchell Chester’s Role with PARCC a Conflict of Interest

The Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney called into question Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester’s role on the PARCC governing board.  Chester is in his third year as national chairman for the board.  The committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the following correspondencce to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Chester, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the […]

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Peggy Noonan: Jeb Bush’s “Dynasty” Less of a Problem Than Education Views

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 11, 2014 1 Comment
Peggy Noonan: Jeb Bush’s “Dynasty” Less of a Problem Than Education Views

Peggy Noonan writes at the Wall Street Journal that Jeb Bush’s “dynasty” will be less of a problem than his education views should he run for President in 2016. An excerpt: Jeb Bush’s real problem, and not just with members of the tea party, is his early and declared support for the Common Core national […]

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 2

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 2

Concerns About the Math Content Standards You are encouraged to actually look at the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics document.  Become familiar with the document and learn to use your pdf reader search function to find what you are looking for.  Check information out for yourself. Many general concerns about the Common Core State […]

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Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

Stephen Colbert’s “report” on the Common Core made me laugh out loud.  It’s great to see the Stop Common Core fight make it to Comedy Central. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive    

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Wyoming: A Time Sensitive Petition for Your Science Standards

Wyoming: A Time Sensitive Petition for Your Science Standards

Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core sent this email out to its members yesterday. TIME-SENSITIVE Petition for Science Standards The State Board of Education meets on Friday, April 11th in Casper.  They will be discussing the science standards for Wyoming students.  Despite the Legislature and Governor passing a budget amendment (see page 188 of PDF) to […]

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Common Core State Standards Not Nevada’s Creation

Common Core State Standards Not Nevada’s Creation

By Karen Briske & Christina Leventis State-led, state-led, no really it was state-led! How many times have “We the People” been told the Common Core State Standards c. 2010 was a state-led process? How many times have “We the People” been told the adoption of the standards were voluntary (which, of course, begs the question […]

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Hoosier Moms Discuss Common Core on Patriot Voices Radio

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Hoosier Moms Discuss Common Core on Patriot Voices Radio

Erin Tuttle and Heather Crossin of Hoosiers Against Common Core were guests on Patriot Voices Radio yesterday to discuss the Common Core State Standards.  You can listen in below: Check Out Politics Conservative Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Patriot Voices Radio on BlogTalkRadio  

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