Tag: Common Core State Standards

Verdict Is In: The Final Draft of Indiana Proposed Standards Stink

Verdict Is In: The Final Draft of Indiana Proposed Standards Stink

Ok some folks are now weighing in on the final draft of Indiana’s proposed academic standards that was released earlier this week. Dr. Terrence Moore of Hillsdale College needs to let loose and tell us how he really feels about the ELA standards, don’t hold back!  No, just kidding, he writes a no-holds-barred review, and […]

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Two Local School Boards Object to the Common Core

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Two Local School Boards Object to the Common Core

Yesterday there were two local school boards in separate states that are standing against the Common Core State Standards. In Guthrie, OK the school board there passed a resolution stating they want the Common Core repealed on their state.  KOKH TV (Fox) in Oklahoma City reports: A large school district fires a shot against common […]

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The Verdict Is Still Out: Indiana Releases Final Draft of New Standards

The Verdict Is Still Out: Indiana Releases Final Draft of New Standards

Indiana release the final draft of their new proposed academic standards.  You can read them here.  You can seen national evaluator input into the previous draft here.  Evaluators included: Dr. Sandra Stotsky – E/LA Dr. Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College – E/LA Joanne Eresh of Achieve – E/LA Dr. James Milgram of Stanford University – Math […]

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Common Core Taking a Beating in Oklahoma Statehouse and Campaign Trail

Common Core Taking a Beating in Oklahoma Statehouse and Campaign Trail

It is not a done deal yet.  Earlier this month the Oklahoma Senate passed HB3399 on a 37 to 10 vote.  The Oklahoma House will need to consider the Senate amendments, and then it needs to go onto Governor Mary Fallin.  They will need to also consider the testing that they do.  Oklahoma pulled out […]

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Colorado English Teacher Resigns In Part Over Common Core

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Colorado English Teacher Resigns In Part Over Common Core

All teachers just love Common Core right?  No, further evidence that there is not 100% consensus on the part of classroom teachers.  We would probably see more speak out if teachers were not placed under gag orders with their jobs threatened. Pauline Hawkins, an English teacher at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, CO, resigned […]

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Peabody School Committee Calls Mitchell Chester’s Role with PARCC a Conflict of Interest

Peabody School Committee Calls Mitchell Chester’s Role with PARCC a Conflict of Interest

The Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney called into question Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester’s role on the PARCC governing board.  Chester is in his third year as national chairman for the board.  The committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the following correspondencce to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Chester, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the […]

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Peggy Noonan: Jeb Bush’s “Dynasty” Less of a Problem Than Education Views

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Peggy Noonan: Jeb Bush’s “Dynasty” Less of a Problem Than Education Views

Peggy Noonan writes at the Wall Street Journal that Jeb Bush’s “dynasty” will be less of a problem than his education views should he run for President in 2016. An excerpt: Jeb Bush’s real problem, and not just with members of the tea party, is his early and declared support for the Common Core national […]

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Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

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Stephen Colbert: Common Core Confusion

Stephen Colbert’s “report” on the Common Core made me laugh out loud.  It’s great to see the Stop Common Core fight make it to Comedy Central. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive    

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Common Core State Standards Not Nevada’s Creation

Common Core State Standards Not Nevada’s Creation

By Karen Briske & Christina Leventis State-led, state-led, no really it was state-led! How many times have “We the People” been told the Common Core State Standards c. 2010 was a state-led process? How many times have “We the People” been told the adoption of the standards were voluntary (which, of course, begs the question […]

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Hoosier Moms Discuss Common Core on Patriot Voices Radio

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Hoosier Moms Discuss Common Core on Patriot Voices Radio

Erin Tuttle and Heather Crossin of Hoosiers Against Common Core were guests on Patriot Voices Radio yesterday to discuss the Common Core State Standards.  You can listen in below: Check Out Politics Conservative Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Patriot Voices Radio on BlogTalkRadio  

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