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Peabody School Committee Calls Mitchell Chester’s Role with PARCC a Conflict of Interest

Peabody School Committee Calls Mitchell Chester’s Role with PARCC a Conflict of Interest

The Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney called into question Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester’s role on the PARCC governing board.  Chester is in his third year as national chairman for the board.  The committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the following correspondencce to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Chester, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the […]

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Peggy Noonan: Jeb Bush’s “Dynasty” Less of a Problem Than Education Views

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 11, 2014 2 Comments
Peggy Noonan: Jeb Bush’s “Dynasty” Less of a Problem Than Education Views

Peggy Noonan writes at the Wall Street Journal that Jeb Bush’s “dynasty” will be less of a problem than his education views should he run for President in 2016. An excerpt: Jeb Bush’s real problem, and not just with members of the tea party, is his early and declared support for the Common Core national […]

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 2

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 2

Concerns About the Math Content Standards You are encouraged to actually look at the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics document.  Become familiar with the document and learn to use your pdf reader search function to find what you are looking for.  Check information out for yourself. Many general concerns about the Common Core State […]

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Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

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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

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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

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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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