Washington Democrat Group Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core


The Washington State 46th Legislative District Democrats passed a resolution at their meeting on October 16th opposing the Common Core State Standards.  The group requests that the Washington Legislature withdraw from the Common Core State Standards and reclaim state sovereignty in K-12 education.  I was told the resolution was soundly passed. Below is the resolution […]

Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Delay Using Common Core Scores for Five Years


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a campaign ad yesterday that he will delay using Common Core assessment scores for five years and then only if New York children are ready.  He even took flak from his Democratic primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout who opposed Common Core, Teachout earned 1/3 of the vote in New […]

(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana


This video wasn’t available when I blogged about the town hall attended by 800 concerned parents and citizens in Calcasieu Parish.  State Representative Brett Geymann who helped organize the event released a video late last week of some teachers and parents speaking at it.  It’s worth watching (and sharing). HT: Louisiana Core

800 Attend Common Core Forum in SW Louisiana


KPEL 96.5 FM in Louisiana reports that approximately 800 residents attended a Common Core forum held at Sam Houston High School in Calcasieu Parish. The meeting was attended by Calcasieu Parish School System officials, as well as Board of Elementary of Secondary Education members and members of the area’s legislative delegation. State. Rep. Brett Geymann, […]

Shock Poll: 56% of Tennessee Teachers Want to Abandon Common Core


The Tennessean reports that a majority of teachers now oppose the Common Core State Standards. I’m sure that’s just because of misconceptions they have right? I mean really how will Fordham and other advocates spin this? We are not talking a small number of teachers surveyed either. 27,000 teachers were polled by the Tennessee Consortium […]

Louisiana Legislative Audit Suggests Common Core Drives Curriculum


On Monday the Louisiana Legislative Auditor issued a pro-Common Core report that declares the Common Core State Standards drive curriculum.  It even when so far to suggest that the problem with implementation is the lack of aligned curriculum. Below is a press release from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s office: Citing challenges states and schools have […]

Common Core Not Controversial in Washoe County? So Says – One Guy?


On September 17, 2014, Mr. Robert Pondiscio of The Fordham Institute said, “Common Core is not controversial” in Washoe County. I think his editor may have left some words out of that sentence. My guess is it originally read – Common Core is not controversial in the office of Washoe County’s, curriculum and instruction specialist […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]