Robert R. Logan, PhD, contends that Bill Gates’ goal in pushing Common Core wasn’t really common standards, but computer-adaptive tests.
The Alaska Legislature passed an important piece of legislation that recognizes a parent’s right to opt their child out of assessments and certain classes.
The Alaska Republican Party at their state convention in Fairbanks, AK added opposition to Common Core and abolishment of USDED to their party platform.
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development listed parents who can opt students out of assessments as their number one key threat.
We wanted to provide a complete list in one location of all the states that have pulled out of either Smarter Balanced or PARCC, as well as, states that are considering it. States that have pulled out of their Assessment Consortium: Utah (Smarter Balanced) – http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/54627081-68/utah-state-standards-consortium.html.csp Oklahoma (PARCC) – http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-assessments/oklahoma-pulls-out-of-parcc/ (the Tulsa World article is […]
The Fairbanks News-Miner reports that the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development announced the state was pulling out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Alaska was an advisory state, not a governing member of the consortium that has seen a number of states leave. Alaska announced its plan Tuesday to pull out of […]