Wisconsin Lawmakers Discuss Common Core Opt-Out

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Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are backing away from discussion of repealing the Common Core instead allowing schools to opt-out and use their own standards,

What Common Core Has Done to Massachusetts

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Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo with the Pioneer Institute highlight in an op/ed in the Worcester News & Telegram how Common Core has impacted education in Massachusetts who once led the nation in K-12 education. It isn’t pretty.  They write:  Following the landmark 1993 Education Reform Act that provided public schools with a massive infusion of […]

Preview of Common Core Battle in Florida Legislature

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Tampa Bay Times staff writer Jeffery Solochek wrote a brief preview of the Common Core debate to take place in the Florida Legislature next session. Solochek wrote: Lawmakers filed bills in both the House and Senate to halt the standards in 2014, but each died in their first committee without hearing. Gov. Rick Scott and […]

A Recall Effort Before Diane Douglas Takes Office?

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Common Core advocates are starting to organize to recall Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect Diane Douglas before she even takes office.

Thousands of Colorado 12th Graders Opt-Out of New Assessment

More than 5,000 Colorado 12th graders opted out of a new state-mandated science and social studies assessment last week. Here are some excerpts of local coverage: Chalkbeat Colorado: Instead of taking the state’s science and social studies tests, seniors at Fairview High School (in Boulder) braved below-zero temperatures to rally against a testing system they […]