Tag: Common Core State Standards

One Wyoming State Representative’s Walk Doesn’t Match Talk on Common Core

One Wyoming State Representative’s Walk Doesn’t Match Talk on Common Core

There is an incumbent State Representative that has a contested primary in House District 50.  State Representative David Northrup (R-Powell) told Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core in a candidate survey said that he has a working knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and that he is opposed.  He also said that he would consider […]

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Lawsuit Against Common Core Filed in Utah

Lawsuit Against Common Core Filed in Utah

The Libertas Institute announced a lawsuit filed against the Utah State Board of Education over the Common Core State Standards.  The lawsuit filed today in Utah’s Third Judicial District Court has six plantiffs, a couple of them who are well known by Truth in American Education readers. They are: Patti Bateman, who was an elementary […]

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The Common Core Needs Unicorns and Rainbows

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 30, 2014 3 Comments
The Common Core Needs Unicorns and Rainbows

I had to shake my head reading a piece by Stephanie Simon at Politico entitled “Moms winning the Common Core war.”  The first statement that jumped out at me. But in a series of strategy sessions in recent months, top promoters of the standards have concluded they’re losing the broader public debate — and need […]

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New Common Core Replacement Bill Introduced in Ohio House

New Common Core Replacement Bill Introduced in Ohio House

The Columbus Dispatch reported yesterday that Ohio House Republicans introduced a new bill that would replace the Common Core State Standards. The goal is to pass the bill one week after the November election, when the House reconvenes after breaking in early June, Huffman said. “Speaker (William G.) Batchelder wanted to make clear … and […]

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Recognizing an American Hero: John Saxon

Recognizing an American Hero: John Saxon

Seeking recognition for a hero in mathematics education may be a waste of time since so many Americans’ eyes glaze over at the mere mention of the word “math.” Too many claim they don’t like math, can’t do math, or don’t want even to think about math. (This phenomenon is found only in America. Interestingly, […]

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Common Core-Free Day

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 23, 2014 1 Comment
Common Core-Free Day

Bringing Common Core State Standards out from the shadows and exposing its ills to busy parents and sidelined lawmakers has become my night and day concern to the point of a religious calling. I mean no disrespect it’s just that it is the second reason I get out of bed every morning. The first reason […]

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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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