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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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Don’t Turn Kindergarteners Into Test-Taking Minions

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Don’t Turn Kindergarteners Into Test-Taking Minions

WFTV 9 in central Florida reports that Florida plans to implement means-testing of Kindergarteners. Yes you read that right. An excerpt: Channel 9′s Lori Brown found out that the state is requiring districts to develop tests for every subject taught in kindergarten. The state law requires Orange County to develop 15 different tests for kindergarteners. […]

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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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Teacher Support of Common Core Plummets, Public Opposition Grows

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Teacher Support of Common Core Plummets, Public Opposition Grows

Two polls recently came out, and neither brings good news for the Common Core State Standards. Education Next released their poll which I will have to say is garbage when it comes to their national sample.  They have shown for the last two years a majority of Americans support Common Core.  That is an outlier […]

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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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Fighting Common Core: Round 2

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The Illinois Citizens for Better Education are sponsoring Fighting Common Core: Round 2.  This even features a presentation by Dr. Duke Pesta.  Admission is free. Saturday, September 20th at 1:00 pm The Gateway Building 200 NW Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 For more information contact Bill Lopotko at 309-579-2047. You can download the flyer below. […]

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This is Horrible, But It’s Not Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 13, 2014 6 Comments
This is Horrible, But It’s Not Common Core

I made the mistake of sharing this story on my Facebook timeline. Post by Shane Vander Hart. I say it was a mistake because people continued to share it without including my warning.  Let me be clear.  This book is awful, and if I were a parent in this district I’d be furious. This article, […]

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Rick Perry Talks Common Core, Race to the Top

Rick Perry Talks Common Core, Race to the Top

I spoke with Texas Governor Rick Perry when he was at a business roundtable in Altoona, IA on Monday.  I asked him about Common Core and Race to the Top.  Perry was one of only two governors at the time to reject Race the Top funds (former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was the other). “It’s […]

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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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RNC Passes Resolutions on APUSH Changes & Stop Common Core Victories

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 12, 2014 2 Comments
RNC Passes Resolutions on APUSH Changes & Stop Common Core Victories

The Republican National Committee passed two resolutions concerning education during their summer meeting.  The first deals with the rewrite of the AP U.S. History framework.  This was sponsored by Tamara Scott, National Committeewoman from Iowa, and was written with the help of Jane Robbins from American Principles Project.  It had six co-sponsors and it passed […]

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