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Lee County School Board Bullied Into Rescinding Vote to Ban Assessments

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on September 3, 2014 1 Comment
Lee County School Board Bullied Into Rescinding Vote to Ban Assessments

The State of Florida bullied the Lee County School Board into rescinding its previous vote banning all assessments in the Southwest Florida school district. The state threatened the district saying they would “lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and that its graduates diplomas would be worthless.” Here is the video coverage from the […]

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U.S. History Instruction Damaged By Common Core Literacy Standards

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
U.S. History Instruction Damaged By Common Core Literacy Standards

A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.

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James Milgram Discusses Indiana Common Core Rebrand

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
James Milgram Discusses Indiana Common Core Rebrand

During last week’s Twitter rally targeting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Women on the Wall held a conference call that featured a number of guests including former member of the Common Core Math Standards validation committee Dr. James Milgram of Stanford University. I wanted to highlight that section of the call as Women on the Wall […]

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Oklahoma Loses NCLB Waiver Over Common Core, Indiana Rebrand Rewarded

Oklahoma Loses NCLB Waiver Over Common Core, Indiana Rebrand Rewarded

Politico reported yesterday that Oklahoma lost its ESEA (NCLB) flexibility waiver as a result of repealing Common Core.  Indiana, however, received a one-year extension. Both state repealed Common Core, but Indiana replaced theirs with a rebrand.  Oklahoma will be writing new standards and their process will be slower and more deliberate than the Hoosier effort […]

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Join the the Pre-Hoosier Kids #DeserveBetter Twitter Rally Conference Call

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Join the the Pre-Hoosier Kids #DeserveBetter Twitter Rally Conference Call

Women on the Wall will be live in Texas tomorrow morning before and during Governor Mike Pence’s workshop at the Defending the American Dream Summit.  They are going to host a conference call to benefit those us who are not able to be there.  They are going from 9:00a-12:00p (CST).  I’m focusing on 9:45a – […]

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Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

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Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

Time for another Twitter rally.  Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) will be in Dallas, TX tomorrow (8/29/14) at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity.  He is on the agenda tomorrow at 10:00a (Central Time) to be on a panel for a workshop entitled “Wastewatchers – Tightening the Belt on Government Spending.” […]

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Lee County Schools in Florida Votes to Opt-Out of State Mandated Testing

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on August 28, 2014 2 Comments
Lee County Schools in Florida Votes to Opt-Out of State Mandated Testing

The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing.  Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers.  They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners. A local […]

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Bobby Jindal Exercises Leadership in Common Core Lawsuit

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Jindal Exercises Leadership in Common Core Lawsuit

I have to tip my hat to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Even though he encountered a setback in court in regards to his executive order pulling Louisiana out of PARCC he forged ahead in his opposition.  Jindal has done what frankly every Governor should do – file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education […]

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With Huppenthal’s Loss in AZ School Chief Race That Makes Barbarians 3, Educrats 0

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 27, 2014 1 Comment
With Huppenthal’s Loss in AZ School Chief Race That Makes Barbarians 3, Educrats 0

Diane Douglas beat pro-Common Core incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in convincing fashion 57.78% to 41.50% winning over 66,000 more votes according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. The barbarians at the gate crashed through evidently. Huppenthal is the third incumbent state school chief to go down in flames over supporting […]

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PARCC CEO: Quality Assessments Part of Instruction

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on August 26, 2014 2 Comments
PARCC CEO: Quality Assessments Part of Instruction

File this news under the “we told you so.” PARCC issued a press release to announce they are going to reduce the number of passages and items on the ELA/Literacy section of their test.  This follows the initial review done by several of “PARCC state experts.”  The outline the changes, but the most interesting part […]

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