Education at State Level

Common Core Repeal Bill Filed in Pennsylvania House

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 […]

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Local School Board in Central Illinois Passes Anti-Common Core Resolution

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, […]

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Governor Jindal Doesn’t Have a Seat at the Education Table?

Governor Jindal Doesn’t Have a Seat at the Education Table?

I just read this morning an article in The Advertiser, a Louisiana newspaper, that gave an update on the lawsuit happening over Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order removing the state from PARCC and halting the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The attorney representing the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education made […]

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Stop Common Core Ballot Line in New York Delivers Over 62,000 Signatures

Stop Common Core Ballot Line in New York Delivers Over 62,000 Signatures

Stop Common Core in New York State reports that the effort launched by New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino to start a 3rd party Stop Common Core ballot line gathered over 62,000 signatures. They only needed 15,000.  The signatures were submitted today at the New York State Board of Elections in Albany.  They have […]

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Bobby Jindal Discusses Common Core Lawsuit

Bobby Jindal Discusses Common Core Lawsuit

I was at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit where Iowans were able get a sneak peak at prospective 2016 presidential candidates.  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal held a press avail after the Summit.  He and I have discussed Common Core before, but I wanted to ask a question about the current lawsuit his office is embroiled in […]

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Michigan Primary Has One Bright Spot for Common Core Opponents

Michigan Primary Has One Bright Spot for Common Core Opponents

Over all the Michigan Republican Primary yesterday was not a good day for Common Core opponents.  Debbie Debacker of Stop Common Core in Michigan told me yesterday that most of candidates running against Common Core lost. I didn’t track those races, I don’t know all of the players, nor do I know how many were […]

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Standards Rustling and Rebranding

Standards Rustling and Rebranding

We have now seen at least three distinct styles of rebranding of the Common Core State Standards.  There may be other styles as well as variations of one or more of these styles. You will likely recognize at least one, if not all three of these styles.  It is possible your state matches one of […]

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Lawsuit Against Common Core Filed in Utah

Lawsuit Against Common Core Filed in Utah

The Libertas Institute announced a lawsuit filed against the Utah State Board of Education over the Common Core State Standards.  The lawsuit filed today in Utah’s Third Judicial District Court has six plantiffs, a couple of them who are well known by Truth in American Education readers. They are: Patti Bateman, who was an elementary […]

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New Common Core Replacement Bill Introduced in Ohio House

New Common Core Replacement Bill Introduced in Ohio House

The Columbus Dispatch reported yesterday that Ohio House Republicans introduced a new bill that would replace the Common Core State Standards. The goal is to pass the bill one week after the November election, when the House reconvenes after breaking in early June, Huffman said. “Speaker (William G.) Batchelder wanted to make clear … and […]

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Opposition to Common Core in New York Is Widespread

Opposition to Common Core in New York Is Widespread

49% of New Yorkers want Common Core implementation stopped in a Siena College poll taken on July 13-16th of 774 likely New York voters. Only 39% want to see the standards implemented. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%. 60% of Republicans want to see the Common Core implementation stopped compared to […]

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