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Missouri Activists Sue State of Missouri Over Common Core Payments

Missouri Activists Sue State of Missouri Over Common Core Payments

Gretchen Logue  and Anne Gassel  of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core have joined Fred N. Sauer in filing a taxpayer lawsuit against Governor Nixon, Commissioner Nicastro, and other state officials.  The lawsuit challenges Missouri’s payment of taxpayer money to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a consortium of states that is implementing tests aligned to […]

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U.S. History Instruction Damaged By Common Core Literacy Standards

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
U.S. History Instruction Damaged By Common Core Literacy Standards

A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.

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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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