Tag: Joy Pullmann

Over 30,000 Students Refuse New York Common Core Assessments

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on April 3, 2014 2 Comments
Over 30,000 Students Refuse New York Common Core Assessments

As of 12:05 (EDT) on April 3rd 30,458 students have opted out of the Common Core-Aligned assessments being administered this week.  You can see the spreadsheet here. Wow. There is a network of volunteers who are tracking parents reports that they had opted their children out of the assessment.  According to Joy Pullmann there are […]

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Schools’ Bad Behavior Toward Parents Seeking Assessment Opt-Out

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Schools’ Bad Behavior Toward Parents Seeking Assessment Opt-Out

It seems that some schools are not handling parents seeking to opt their students out of assessments, in particular Common Core-aligned assessments, very well. I reported on Friday at Caffeinated Thoughts that a California mom, Katherine Duran,  was literally “suspended” from her school for 14 days after a brief conversation with her son’s principal.  She […]

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Building the Machine to be Released on Monday

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Building the Machine to be Released on Monday

The Home School Legal Defense Association’s documentary on the Common Core entitled Building the Machine will be released on Monday, March 31st.  It will be released through its website – http://www.commoncoremovie.com/ where it will be free to view. Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core and its effects on our children’s education. […]

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Brookings Institute: States Using Common Core Math Standards Show Little Progress

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Brookings Institute: States Using Common Core Math Standards Show Little Progress

The Brookings Institution released a report that undermines the belief that the Common Core will better prepare students for STEM.  If that is the case and these standards are so great why are states with standards that are the most dissimilar to the Common Core have better assessment scores? The progress report proceeds along two […]

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Common Core as an Election Issue

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on March 14, 2014 1 Comment
Common Core as an Election Issue

I spoke with a reporter from Education Week yesterday about the status of different pieces of legislation in different states.  While we’re not seeing repeal bills advance like we’d like to see I’m still encouraged by the number of bills and any movement forward.  Just seeing how this issue has advanced since the last legislative […]

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Notre Dame Common Core Conference Video

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on November 21, 2013 5 Comments

The American Principles Project (APP), the Heartland Institute and Pioneer Institute, co-hosted a one-day conference at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Monday, September 9, 2013 to discuss the destructive implications of the Common Core Standards and the future of the education of America’s youth. More than 200 people were in attendance at the sold […]

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Joy Pullmann on the Connection Between Common Core & Data Mining

Joy Pullmann on the Connection Between Common Core & Data Mining

Joy Pullmann of The Heartland Institute was interviewed by The New American.  You can watch the interview below:   HT: Illinois Review

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Why Schools Don’t Overcome the Knowledge Deficit

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 23, 2013 1 Comment
Why Schools Don’t Overcome the Knowledge Deficit

Joy Pullmann has an excellent article published at The Federalist.  I wanted to highlight an excerpt dealing with the knowledge deficit.  She’s writes about “Six Lies Most People Believe About U.S. Schools.”  Lie #3 is this – “Schools should teach generic skills like ‘critical thinking’ and ‘real-world application.’”  Pullman writes: So why don’t schools overcome […]

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Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 18, 2013 33 Comments
Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate

Child Psychologist Dr. Megan Koschnick Criticizes Common Core Standards for K-3 as Age and Developmentally Inappropriate.

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Common Core Common Sense: Why It’s Illiberal and Unconstitutional

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on June 11, 2013 2 Comments

By Dr. Daniel B. Coupland On May 29th, 2009, Arne Duncan, the new Secretary of Education for the Obama Administration, gave a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In the speech, he said, We want to raise the bar dramatically in terms of high standards. What we have had as a country, […]

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