Tag: Common Core State Standards

Look What Jeb Bush Doesn’t Mention in Fundraising Letter

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Look What Jeb Bush Doesn’t Mention in Fundraising Letter

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sent a fundraising letter out for the 501(c)4 organization he launched last year – Excellence in Education National (the Foundation for Excellence in Education is a 501(c)3 he started). Reading through this five page letter I find an education policy topic strangely missing.  I’m sure you can guess what it […]

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Washington Democrat Group Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core

Washington Democrat Group Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core

The Washington State 46th Legislative District Democrats passed a resolution at their meeting on October 16th opposing the Common Core State Standards.  The group requests that the Washington Legislature withdraw from the Common Core State Standards and reclaim state sovereignty in K-12 education.  I was told the resolution was soundly passed. Below is the resolution […]

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Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Delay Using Common Core Scores for Five Years

Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Delay Using Common Core Scores for Five Years

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a campaign ad yesterday that he will delay using Common Core assessment scores for five years and then only if New York children are ready.  He even took flak from his Democratic primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout who opposed Common Core, Teachout earned 1/3 of the vote in New […]

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(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

This video wasn’t available when I blogged about the town hall attended by 800 concerned parents and citizens in Calcasieu Parish.  State Representative Brett Geymann who helped organize the event released a video late last week of some teachers and parents speaking at it.  It’s worth watching (and sharing). HT: Louisiana Core

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The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

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The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

Below is a great video produced by members of Georgia’s grassroots Common Core opposition and a professional videographer.  This video features featuring parents, kids, teachers a psychotherapist and a school board chair discussing the shortcomings of the Common Core.  It was put together to present at the final House Study Committee on the Federal Government […]

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Stop Common Core Activist Blocked From a Kasich Event

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Stop Common Core Activist Blocked From a Kasich Event

A tea party leader, Ann Becker, was blocked from entering a campaign event for Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio). She says it was because of what she was wearing – a Stop Common Core t-shirt from Ohioans Against Common Core. The campaign said that wasn’t the reason. They say she was kept out because she was […]

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(Video) Stotsky, Tienken, and Pesta at Stop Common Core Event in New Jersey

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(Video) Stotsky, Tienken, and Pesta at Stop Common Core Event in New Jersey

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr. Christopher Tienken, and Dr. Duke Pesta all spoke at a “symposium of learning” entitled “No More Common Core” hosted by Concerned Citizens of New Jersey on Saturday, September 27 in Vineland, NJ.  They were also joined by Deneen Borelli of FreedomWorks, Dr. Tom Borelli, a molecular biologist, and Vern Williams of […]

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A Call for a National Moratorium on Testing

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A Call for a National Moratorium on Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (Fair Test) called for a “real testing moratorium” nationally. They released this fact sheet (which you can also read below). Time for a Real Testing Moratorium Resistance to the overuse and misuse of standardized tests is expanding rapidly across the nation. The movement’s goals are to roll […]

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New Jersey, Maryland & Washington Link Common Core Tests to Graduation

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New Jersey, Maryland & Washington Link Common Core Tests to Graduation

Christian Science Monitor had an article last week point to three states: New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington who are forging ahead linking Common Core assessments to graduation. For those of us who have been watching Common Core implementation we are not surprised by speed bumps that they are encountering: The challenges being encountered by New […]

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Rand Paul Pokes Jeb Bush Indirectly on Common Core

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Rand Paul Pokes Jeb Bush Indirectly on Common Core

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will be the first in a line of prospective 2016 candidates who will ding former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on his love affair with the Common Core.  Future swipes won’t be so indirect. Paul told Breitbart.com that support for the Common Core will be a non-starter. “I don’t see Common Core […]

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