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Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

Stephen Colbert’s “report” on the Common Core made me laugh out loud.  It’s great to see the Stop Common Core fight make it to Comedy Central. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive    

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Wyoming: A Time Sensitive Petition for Your Science Standards

Wyoming: A Time Sensitive Petition for Your Science Standards

Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core sent this email out to its members yesterday. TIME-SENSITIVE Petition for Science Standards The State Board of Education meets on Friday, April 11th in Casper.  They will be discussing the science standards for Wyoming students.  Despite the Legislature and Governor passing a budget amendment (see page 188 of PDF) to […]

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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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Hoosier Moms Discuss Common Core on Patriot Voices Radio

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Hoosier Moms Discuss Common Core on Patriot Voices Radio

Erin Tuttle and Heather Crossin of Hoosiers Against Common Core were guests on Patriot Voices Radio yesterday to discuss the Common Core State Standards.  You can listen in below: Check Out Politics Conservative Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Patriot Voices Radio on BlogTalkRadio  

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 1

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 8, 2014 2 Comments
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 1

Work Team, Feedback Group, & Validation Committee The Work Team There were 51 members listed on the Work Team for developing the Common Core State Standards. Of those 51 members, it is clear there was one actual classroom teacher listed with the possibility of one or two others. It is not evident or clear that […]

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Brownback’s Lack of Leadership on Common Core Defunding

Brownback’s Lack of Leadership on Common Core Defunding

The Kansas Senate on Thursday night voted to defund the Common Core State Standards after an amendment to the school finance bill overwhelmingly. The Lawrence Journal-World reports: The Kansas Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to prohibit schools from spending money to implement the Common Core standards for reading and math. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. […]

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MA School Superintendent: We are at a pivotal juncture in this country with respect to education

Filed in Federalized Education by on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
MA School Superintendent: We are at a pivotal juncture in this country with respect to education

This piece from Todd Gazda, the superintendent of Ludlow Public Schools in Massachusetts,  is worth sharing here.  I wish more superintendents would speak up like this.  Here is an excerpt: We are at a pivotal juncture in this country with respect to education. Over the past decade, we have seen a dramatic escalation in the […]

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Common Core & Data Collection

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on April 7, 2014 3 Comments
Common Core & Data Collection

A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education. U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said: Hopefully, some day, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high […]

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South Carolina Taking Steps to Withdraw from Smarter Balanced

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
South Carolina Taking Steps to Withdraw from Smarter Balanced

Thursday afternoon District Superintendents in South Carolina Public Schools received a memo from Dr. Nancy Busbee, the Deputy Superintendent in the Accountability Department at the South Carolina Department of Education.  She said that the department is taking steps to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  School districts are to suspend any Smarter Balanced Assessment […]

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Want to See What Data Nevada Collects On Your Kids? Just Pay $10K

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on April 4, 2014 2 Comments
Want to See What Data Nevada Collects On Your Kids?  Just Pay $10K

John Eppolito is a Stop Common Core activist in Nevada.  He asked a couple of months ago to see what data was collected on his four children by the Nevada State Department of Education.  The cost for him to receive that information is staggering.  Below is the email thread between him and Judy Osgood, the […]

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