Tag: David Coleman

The Common Core Needs Unicorns and Rainbows

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 30, 2014 1 Comment
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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This Common Core Critic Is Still Charged Up

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
This Common Core Critic Is Still Charged Up

On April 14, American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess and Mike McShane charged me in a blog on National Review Online with not coming up with “next steps” to “repeal and replace” for states that want to restore academic integrity to their K-12 curriculum in English language arts and mathematics. I’m almost but not quite exhausted […]

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Who Is Winning the Common Core War? Citizens Are.

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on February 3, 2014 3 Comments
Who Is Winning the Common Core War?  Citizens Are.

Anne Gassel and I presented at the Constitutional Coalition Common Core conference this weekend and my speech was about the importance of social media to present the facts (not paid propaganda) about Common Core.  I encouraged attendees to utilize social media to share messages of how CCSS was adopted/implemented while circumventing legislatures and voters, reveal […]

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Wait! Weren’t We Told the Common Core Was Initiated By “The States”?

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wait! Weren’t We Told the Common Core Was Initiated By “The States”?

We’ve been told by Common Core advocates that they were developed by “the states.”  The Huffington Post on Friday published a defense of the Common Core, and they have a historical overview of the Common Core’s development.  We learned fascinating things about how Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday agonized over how to accomplish his state […]

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Governors and State Education Leaders Did Not Write the Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Governors and State Education Leaders Did Not Write the Common Core

I had to shake my head reading an article in The Washington Post.  It highlights Randi Weingarten’s schizophrenic approach to the Common Core State Standards – on one hand she says the implementation of the Common Core is more disastrous than Obamacare’s implementation, but she wants Governors to stand by it. It’s amazing what a […]

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David Coleman 2 Years Ago: We Were a Collection of Unqualified People

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on December 13, 2013 5 Comments
David Coleman 2 Years Ago: We Were a Collection of Unqualified People

There is video of a speech that David Coleman gave at 2011 Institute for Learning Senior Leadership Meeting that is now making the rounds on Facebook.  First we see a *ringing* endorsement of Coleman given by Lauren Resnick (who is the co-director of the Institute of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh) as she introduced […]

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SAT Delaying Redesign

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
SAT Delaying Redesign

Just an FYI, the College Board is delaying the redesign of the SAT exam that would further align it to the Common Core, from Inside Higher Ed: A brief statement released by the College Board’s press office said that "this change in the timing of the redesign will serve our members in higher education by […]

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David Coleman Again Demonstrates He Doesn’t Get Education

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on November 13, 2013 1 Comment
David Coleman Again Demonstrates He Doesn’t Get Education

Common Core architect and College Board President David Coleman recently joined a public forum to discuss “the next America.” His eight-minute speech gives a window into the ideas of those driving education in this country, which many Common Core critics have disagreed with all along. First is the central idea of college as a pathway […]

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David Coleman’s Politeness Doesn’t Equal Honesty

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on August 2, 2013 6 Comments
David Coleman’s Politeness Doesn’t Equal Honesty

Following-up on the post I wrote a couple of days ago about Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association sharing recap of a conversation he had with David Coleman about the Common Core. Missouri Education Watchdog makes a great point – we really can’t trust what David Coleman has to say because he’ll […]

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HSLDA’s Michael Farris Has a Conversation with David Coleman

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 30, 2013 3 Comments

David Coleman, chief architect of the Common Core ELA standards and now President of the College Board has been reaching out to conservatives and Christians to encourage them to support the Common Core.  He recently contacted Michael Farris, the founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association.  Farris, in a email to his members (which […]

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