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PARCC CEO: Quality Assessments Part of Instruction

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
PARCC CEO: Quality Assessments Part of Instruction

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 […]

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Conservative Website Grades Companies on Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Conservative Website Grades Companies on Common Core

2nd Vote provides consumers a way to find out if a particular company supports the Common Core State Standards through their charitable giving.

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An Iowan’s Open Letter to Governor Mike Huckabee

An Iowan’s Open Letter to Governor Mike Huckabee

An Iowa voter and 2008 supporter of Mike Huckabee in the Iowa Caucus writes to the Governor about his recent remarks about the Common Core State Standards.

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Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into Education

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 22, 2014 5 Comments
Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into Education

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.

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Common Core Repeal Bill Filed in Pennsylvania House

Common Core Repeal Bill Filed in Pennsylvania House

State Representative Gordon Denlinger earlier this month filed legislation that would repeal the Common Core State Standards in the Keystone State. From a press release that he sent out: “On Nov. 21, 2013, by a vote of 3-2, the Commonwealth’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) adopted key revisions to Pennsylvania Core Academic Standards in lieu […]

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Don’t Turn Kindergarteners Into Test-Taking Minions

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Don’t Turn Kindergarteners Into Test-Taking Minions

WFTV 9 in central Florida reports that Florida plans to implement means-testing of Kindergarteners. Yes you read that right. An excerpt: Channel 9′s Lori Brown found out that the state is requiring districts to develop tests for every subject taught in kindergarten. The state law requires Orange County to develop 15 different tests for kindergarteners. […]

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Local School Board in Central Illinois Passes Anti-Common Core Resolution

Local School Board in Central Illinois Passes Anti-Common Core Resolution

A local school board in Illinois passed a resolution expressing concern about the Common Core State Standards last Tuesday evening.  The resolution was unanimously passed by the East Peoria Community High School District 309 board. Here is the resolution below: WHEREAS the Board of Education of East Peoria High School District 309, Tazewell County Illinois, […]

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Teacher Support of Common Core Plummets, Public Opposition Grows

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Teacher Support of Common Core Plummets, Public Opposition Grows

Two polls recently came out, and neither brings good news for the Common Core State Standards. Education Next released their poll which I will have to say is garbage when it comes to their national sample.  They have shown for the last two years a majority of Americans support Common Core.  That is an outlier […]

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Governor Jindal Doesn’t Have a Seat at the Education Table?

Governor Jindal Doesn’t Have a Seat at the Education Table?

I just read this morning an article in The Advertiser, a Louisiana newspaper, that gave an update on the lawsuit happening over Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order removing the state from PARCC and halting the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The attorney representing the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education made […]

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Fighting Common Core: Round 2

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 16, 2014 0 Comments

The Illinois Citizens for Better Education are sponsoring Fighting Common Core: Round 2.  This even features a presentation by Dr. Duke Pesta.  Admission is free. Saturday, September 20th at 1:00 pm The Gateway Building 200 NW Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 For more information contact Bill Lopotko at 309-579-2047. You can download the flyer below. […]

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