Arizona Tests Costs Jump 50% Under PARCC

Just last week the Arizona Department of Education said they were not concerned with the costs associated with Common Core testing.  It’s just money, right?  The Daily Caller reports that some legislators feel differently when they saw that the tests costs will jump by 50% after PARCC released their numbers. That spending increase is too steep […]

Children for Sale

By Alyson Williams No more decisions behind closed doors!  Let’s get everyone talking about Common Core. In the spring of 2011 I received a receipt for the sale of my children.  It came in the form of a flyer that simply notified me that my state and thereby my children’s school would comply with the […]

Schools Are Not Tech Ready for the Common Core

Ed Week reports that school districts are raising concerns about being technologically ready to give Common Core State Standards assessments to their students. Understatement of the year perhaps? Administrators say they remain uncertain about the types of devices to buy, the bandwidth they need, and the funding available for technology improvements. An initial round of […]