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Missouri Governor Signs Bill to Review and Replace Common Core

Missouri Governor Signs Bill to Review and Replace Common Core

Gretchen Logue of Missouri Education Watchdog reported late yesterday afternoon that Governor Jay Nixon signed HB 1490 into law.  He had until August 28th to sign the bill or veto the bill.  He could have also let the bill go into effect without his signature.  The bill will keep the Common Core State Standards in […]

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Gates Funding Mainstream Education Reporting

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 14, 2014 2 Comments
Gates Funding Mainstream Education Reporting

A friend shared with me this NBC News article on my Facebook wall.  It discussed the #CanISee conference that was held in Austin, TX last month.  It was titled “Meet America’s Most Hardcore Common Core Moms.” While I think most would consider that as a compliment, I’m not sure that the article’s author, Nona Willis […]

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Homeschoolers and Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 10, 2014 4 Comments
Homeschoolers and Common Core

Cincinnati.com had a great article called “Homeschoolers take on Common Core reforms.” First they are concerned about the trickle down effect this may have in the future. (Full disclosure: my wife and I homeschool.) Initially, Common Core will have little impact on home-schooled students. But in a few years, when home-schooled teens walk side-by-side with public […]

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Common Core Takes Center Stage in New York Gubernatorial Race

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Common Core Takes Center Stage in New York Gubernatorial Race

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced yesterday that he launched an effort for a new ballot line called “Stop Common Core.” PressConnects.com has more: Astorino will look to get 15,000 petition signatures to get the third-party line on the November ballot. It would give the Westchester County executive three lines on the November […]

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New Jersey Senate to Vote on Slowing Common Core on Thursday

New Jersey Senate to Vote on Slowing Common Core on Thursday

Via Asbury Park Press: Gov. Chris Christie may have a bill on his desk by the of the week that delays by at least two years the use of new student assessments linked to the Common Core state standards. The state Senate has scheduled a vote for Thursday afternoon on legislation (A3081) that establishes an […]

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NEA Calls for Arne Duncan’s Resignation

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
NEA Calls for Arne Duncan’s Resignation

Over the Independence Day weekend the Representative Assembly at the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual convention held in Denver approved a resolution that called for U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s resignation. Daily Caller has more: Another major factor behind the newly intense hostility to Duncan was his response to the Vergara v. California court ruling […]

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Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform Simulcast Coming Soon

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 7, 2014 1 Comment
Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform Simulcast Coming Soon

Glenn Beck is hosting a live primetime simulcast event in 700 movie theaters across the country called “We Will Not Conform: A Night to Make Common Core History” on 7/22 at 8:00p ET.  It will be rebroadcast on 7/29. This simulcast will feature Michelle Malkin, David Barton, as well as many of the grassroots activists […]

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Michelle Rhee’s Campaign Cash Infusion

Filed in Candidates on Education by on July 3, 2014 2 Comments
Michelle Rhee’s Campaign Cash Infusion

Today’s Moring Education article at Politico discussed StudentsFirst involvement in the 2012 elections.  It also sheds some light on why the Common Core is entrenched within the Republican ranks and some Governors. Former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee directed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last election cycle to conservative candidates and organizations through her […]

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District Chief Poll is Not “Nationally Representative Sample”

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
District Chief Poll is Not “Nationally Representative Sample”

The Gallup/Education Week poll released yesterday that surveyed district superintendents’ thoughts on the Common Core State Standards I’m sure will be used by Common Core advocates in their promotional materials. The most important thing to note is this statement below: Roughly 1,800 superintendents took the online survey, which was administered in May and looked at […]

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In Colorado Parents Are Denied Access to Their Student’s Data

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
In Colorado Parents Are Denied Access to Their Student’s Data

Similar to what John Eppolito experienced in Nevada, parents in Colorado are having a difficult time accessing their own student’s data, but 3rd party entities don’t seem to have trouble getting access. From Watchdog Wire: Colorado school districts are collecting broad, detailed educational and psychological data on their students for use by private companies and […]

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