Tag: Common Core State Standards

Opposition to Common Core in New York Is Widespread

Opposition to Common Core in New York Is Widespread

49% of New Yorkers want Common Core implementation stopped in a Siena College poll taken on July 13-16th of 774 likely New York voters. Only 39% want to see the standards implemented. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%. 60% of Republicans want to see the Common Core implementation stopped compared to […]

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Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin State Legislature to Repeal Common Core

Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin State Legislature to Repeal Common Core

(CaffeinatedThoughts.com) Yesterday Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) out of the blue issued a press release calling for Wisconsin to repeal the Common Core. He said in a prepared statement, “Today, I call on the members of the State Legislature to pass a bill in early January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set […]

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Zephyr Teachout, Democratic Challenger to NY Gov. Cuomo, Blasts Common Core

Zephyr Teachout, Democratic Challenger to NY Gov. Cuomo, Blasts Common Core

Zephyr Teachout, who teaches law at Fordham University, is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic Primary.  She outlines her concerns about the Common Core in a recent op/ed published last night: The idea of a shared, high standard sounds appealing. But in practice what Common Core means is that students and teachers are subject […]

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Utah Governor Wants Common Core Reexamined

Utah Governor Wants Common Core Reexamined

Is Utah Governor Gary Herbert having a change of heart?  One can only hope. From The Salt Lake Tribune: Gov. Gary Herbert will ask the attorney general to look into what, if any, federal entanglements have been involved in Utah’s adoption of Common Core State Standards in math and language arts. He’s also convening a […]

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Outgoing South Carolina School Chief: I Will Kill Common Core

Outgoing South Carolina School Chief: I Will Kill Common Core

I have a healthy skepticism about how the review and replacement of the Common Core will go down in South Carolina.  I’m still inclined to believe there are political games being played right now. Outgoing State Superintendent of Public Schools Mick Zais’ interview with The State makes me want to rethink that a little. Zais […]

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Junk Common Core Curriculum

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Junk Common Core Curriculum

Fordham Institute’s Amber Northern provided a workshop called “Spring Training: Working on the Fundamentals” at the Education Writer’s Association’s 67th National Seminar at Vanderbilt University. Fordham Institute did a study of four different schools that they called early adopters of the Common Core. She noted that curriculum development was like a “patchwork quilt” in these […]

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North Carolina Legislature Passes Common Core Repeal and Replace Bill

North Carolina Legislature Passes Common Core Repeal and Replace Bill

Last week the North Carolina Senate passed the conference report for SB 812 33-12.  Today the North Carolina House joins them by passing the conference report 71-34.  The bill will repeal and replace the Common Core.  Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) has 10 days to decide whether he will sign it or not. Here is the […]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Common Core Repeal

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Common Core Repeal

The Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed what most of us already knew; yes the Oklahoma State Legislature can repeal education standards.  What hubris do you have to have to think otherwise? The Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 to uphold the the repeal that Governor Fallin signed into law last month.  They only took four hours […]

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Chris Christie’s Do Nothing Executive Order

Chris Christie’s Do Nothing Executive Order

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined a number of other Republican governors (minus Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal) in issuing a do-nothing executive order related to Common Core. As I wrote over at Caffeinated Thoughts earlier this afternoon: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could have done something meaningful to address Common Core, but he didn’t.  Following […]

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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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