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Common Core Not Controversial in Washoe County? So Says – One Guy?

Common Core Not Controversial in Washoe County? So Says – One Guy?

On September 17, 2014, Mr. Robert Pondiscio of The Fordham Institute said, “Common Core is not controversial” in Washoe County. I think his editor may have left some words out of that sentence. My guess is it originally read – Common Core is not controversial in the office of Washoe County’s, curriculum and instruction specialist […]

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Only 26% of Ohio Voters Support Common Core

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Only 26% of Ohio Voters Support Common Core

This week the Columbus Dispatch released a poll that shows the Common Core has little support among Ohio voters.  The poll of 1,185 registered voters has a +/- margin of error of 2.7 %. They asked the question of those surveyed, “from what you know, do you support or oppose the Common Core educational standards […]

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Minnesota Students Pressured Over Opting Out of Assessments

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on September 16, 2014 21 Comments
Minnesota Students Pressured Over Opting Out of Assessments

A principal and science teacher in a southern Minnesota middle school tried to convince students who opted out of taking the NWEA MAP test last week that their parents misunderstood the assessments and were conveying false information to them about the nature of the assessments. Some students recorded their principal talking to students who opted […]

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Common Core’s Latest PR Campaign Is Awfully Lame

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 11, 2014 2 Comments
Common Core’s Latest PR Campaign Is Awfully Lame

Common Core still hasn’t found its softer, fuzzy side. Opponents have video of exasperated kids, we don’t need to produce a video with actors when we can talk to real moms, dads, and kids.  On the other side Six One Seven Studios, a group of filmmakers who want to help get the word out about […]

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Common Core: The Government’s Classroom Webcast

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Common Core: The Government’s Classroom Webcast

If you missed last night’s webcast hosted by Family Research Council the archive is up. Guests included Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Dr. Sandra Stotsky of the University of Arkansas; Jane Robbins, Esq. of the American Principles Project; Dr. Neal McCluskey of the CATO Institute; and Will Estrada, Esq. of the Home […]

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Louisiana Activists Urge Vitter to Reconsider His Support for Common Core

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Louisiana Activists Urge Vitter to Reconsider His Support for Common Core

Early last month U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) said that he strongly supports the Common Core in his state putting him at odds with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal who signed an executive order pulling his state out of Common Core and PARCC, only to have that action blocked in court.  Jindal has since filed a […]

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James Milgram Discusses Indiana Common Core Rebrand

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James Milgram Discusses Indiana Common Core Rebrand

During last week’s Twitter rally targeting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Women on the Wall held a conference call that featured a number of guests including former member of the Common Core Math Standards validation committee Dr. James Milgram of Stanford University. I wanted to highlight that section of the call as Women on the Wall […]

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Oklahoma Loses NCLB Waiver Over Common Core, Indiana Rebrand Rewarded

Oklahoma Loses NCLB Waiver Over Common Core, Indiana Rebrand Rewarded

Politico reported yesterday that Oklahoma lost its ESEA (NCLB) flexibility waiver as a result of repealing Common Core.  Indiana, however, received a one-year extension. Both state repealed Common Core, but Indiana replaced theirs with a rebrand.  Oklahoma will be writing new standards and their process will be slower and more deliberate than the Hoosier effort […]

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Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

Time for another Twitter rally.  Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) will be in Dallas, TX tomorrow (8/29/14) at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity.  He is on the agenda tomorrow at 10:00a (Central Time) to be on a panel for a workshop entitled “Wastewatchers – Tightening the Belt on Government Spending.” […]

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Bobby Jindal Exercises Leadership in Common Core Lawsuit

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Jindal Exercises Leadership in Common Core Lawsuit

I have to tip my hat to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Even though he encountered a setback in court in regards to his executive order pulling Louisiana out of PARCC he forged ahead in his opposition.  Jindal has done what frankly every Governor should do – file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education […]

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