Richard P. Phelps of Nonpartisan Education Review provides a historical, financial and media analyses of six different Common Core collaborators.
NGA & NCSL believe education is about the needs of our business and not the needs of our children and families pushing the shift to workforce development.
American Principles Project, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, Home School Legal Defense Association and several other grassroots conservative groups launched a campaign urging the Chair of the National Governors Association, Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK), to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The NGA, along with the Council of Chief State School Officers, are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Alabama State Board of Education is set to vote on a resolution that would rescind a 2009 agreement with the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers related to the Common Core State Standards. The Dothan Eagle reports: According to a press release by the state, the move would help remove […]
As parents have encountered Common Core in their children’s classrooms, then sought information about what it means, we’ve seen a nationwide brushfire of alarm. Parents must know Common Core did not randomly appear. I’m not talking about how it was created and advocated by the Gates Foundation, National Governors Association, and Council of Chief State […]
Answer Sheet had a guest post by the editors of Rethinking Schools whose writers include teachers, parents and researchers. An excerpt: For starters, the misnamed “Common Core State Standards” are not state standards. They’re national standards, created by Gates-funded consultants for the National Governors Association (NGA). They were designed, in part, to circumvent federal restrictions […]
Joy Pullmann at School Reform News wrote an excellent piece that helps to further demonstrate that the Common Core State Standards were not state-led. While there were many people who served on various committees and work groups all of the feedback was filtered by only five people. After giving a brief history of what led […]