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Iowa Event: Stop Common Core Panel in Des Moines on July 1st

Iowa Event: Stop Common Core Panel in Des Moines on July 1st

Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Iowa and Concerned Women for America of Iowa are hosting a Common Core Discussion panel in Des Moines on Tuesday, 7/1/14 starting at 6:30p.  It will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA). Their description: As the national dialogue surrounding Common […]

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How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction

April is National Poetry Month, but poetry is not well addressed in Common Core’s English language arts standards.  It’s unclear whether the genre will survive a Common Core-based English classroom given the dramatic reduction in time spent on literary texts implicitly mandated by these national standards, and the ambivalence, if not hostility, of the standards […]

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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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Education Reform Should Be Geared Towards Parents, Not Business

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 2, 2014 1 Comment
Education Reform Should Be Geared Towards Parents, Not Business

By Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins Sometimes a combatant in an ideological struggle says something that is refreshing, if disturbing, in its honesty. Such a declaration came recently from Billy Canary, president of the Business Council of Alabama. In explaining why legislators should embrace the Common Core, Mr. Canary said, “The business community is by […]

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Wyoming Prevents Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards

Filed in Next Generation Science Standards by on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wyoming Prevents Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards

(Cheyenne, WY) Citizens across Wyoming participating in a grassroots education movement celebrated one small victory as the legislative session drew to a close last week. An amendment to the budget was passed, which will prevent the State Board of Education from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. This will provide an opportunity for the State […]

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Rally to Stop Common Core at the Utah State Capitol Tonight

Rally to Stop Common Core at the Utah State Capitol Tonight

(Salt Lake City, UT) Utahns Against Common Core will hold a rally on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30pm to send a message to Utah Legislators; stand up against the common core or prepare to be voted out of office.  The rally will be held in the basement in the Capitol building in the Hall of […]

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The Story of Matthew, the Bravest Little Guy in New York.

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on January 20, 2014 1 Comment

By Michael Bohr There is a very brave young man in NY by the name of Matthew. He is 12 years old and has some serious learning challenges that he was in control of and learning to excel beyond them.That was until the middle of the 5th grade when the Common Core arrived two years […]

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Notre Dame Common Core Conference Video

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on November 21, 2013 5 Comments

The American Principles Project (APP), the Heartland Institute and Pioneer Institute, co-hosted a one-day conference at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Monday, September 9, 2013 to discuss the destructive implications of the Common Core Standards and the future of the education of America’s youth. More than 200 people were in attendance at the sold […]

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Two Upcoming New York State Conference Calls

Two Upcoming New York State Conference Calls

Stop Common Core in New York State is hosting two conference calls this month: 1. Tonight at 7 pm EST with Dr. Duke Pesta and Emmett McGroarty: Topic: Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative and the Classical Catholic Education: Two Worlds at Odds With One Another. Common Core State Standards in education have garnered a growing […]

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Quad Cities Area (IA/IL) to Hold Common Core Info Meeting

Quad Cities Area (IA/IL) to Hold Common Core Info Meeting

Shane Vander Hart of American Principles Project (and Truth in American Education, Caffeinated Thoughts & Iowans for Local Control) will present Rotten to the (Common Core) on Tuesday, October 29th in Davenport, IA. If you ever wondered what the Common Core State Standards are, why people are protesting them, and how they will impact your […]

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