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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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Stop Common Core in New York State Calls for John King’s Resignation

Stop Common Core in New York State Calls for John King’s Resignation

(Port Chester, New York) STOP Common Core in New York State, a parent and teacher advocacy group, publicly condemns the New York State Education Commissioner John King for his decision to suspend four scheduled state PTA meetings on the Common Core State Learning Standards and is calling for his resignation based on his actions and […]

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Forum on Understanding Common Core in Peoria, IL

Forum on Understanding Common Core in Peoria, IL

Illinois Citizens for Better Education is sponsoring a Forum on Understanding Common Core on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Peoria, IL.  The featured speaker will be Shane Vander Hart from Truth in American Education and American Principles Project.  The doors open at 9:30am, the program will start at 10:00a and ends at 12:30p. Education reform […]

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Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare High School Students for STEM

Filed in CCSS Content by on October 1, 2013 1 Comment
Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare High School Students for STEM

(Boston, MA) National mathematics standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia that supporters say are designed to make high school graduates “college- and career-ready” and improve the critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline do not prepare students to study STEM or even be admitted to a selective four-year college, according […]

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