Tag: Race to the Top

Dissecting Mike Huckabee’s Statement on the Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on December 9, 2013 8 Comments
Dissecting Mike Huckabee’s Statement on the Common Core

Mike Huckabee during the monologue on his weekend show on Fox News addressed the topic of the Common Core State Standards and his position on it.  I watched with interest and some hope as I heard from some of his supporters that he was coming around to our side.  I left disappointed.  Not to say […]

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New York School Withdraws From Race to the Top Over Data Concerns

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
New York School Withdraws From Race to the Top Over Data Concerns

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that the Hyde Park (NY) Central School District is pulling out of the Race to the Top program due to concerns over student data.  They write: The district still must follow the newly implemented and controversial Common Core learning standards, said Douglas Hieter, Hyde Park’s board president. Hyde Park schools were […]

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16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood Cash

Filed in Race to the Top by on October 25, 2013 2 Comments
16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood Cash

Sixteen states plus the District of Columbia are racing for the trough once again.  This time it’s for early childhood cash.  The applicants are: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. This is the second round, the first round […]

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U.S. DOE Report Shows Smarter Balanced Lagging Behind

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 21, 2013 3 Comments
U.S. DOE Report Shows Smarter Balanced Lagging Behind

In a two-year report written by the U.S. Department of Education and published in May 2013 reviewing the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium shows the consortium is lagging behind its stated goals and with technology preparedness in local schools. Looking at pg. 15 of the report it is evident that Smarter Balanced does not have a […]

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Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No Carrots

Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No Carrots

Here is a little blurb on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in “The Washington Flyer” a weekly email sent out by the American Association of Christian Schools that I thought was interesting. Education Secretary Loses Leverage in Second Term As Congressional gridlock continues throughout the second term of the Obama Administration, education analysts question […]

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Common Core Withdrawal Bill Filed in New York Assembly

Common Core Withdrawal Bill Filed in New York Assembly

Bill A07994 was filed yesterday in the New York Assembly and then referred to the education committee.  This bill will halt the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top in the State of New York if passed. Below is the text of the bill: 2013 Race to the Top & […]

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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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The Real Truth About the Common Core State Standards

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on June 7, 2013 1 Comment

Wisconsin legislators invited Kathleen Porter-Magee of the Fordham Institute to testify before a joint committee on education about Common Core Standards. She also wrote “The Truth about Common Core” for National Review online. Ms. Porter-Magee’s testimony and article lack a basic understanding of the reasons that tax payers are opposed to Common Core. A most […]

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Kansas State Board of Education’s “Fact” Sheet Void of Facts

By Shane Vander Hart & Dr. Walt Chappell On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, seventeen Kansans spoke out against the Common Core at the Kansas State Board of Education meeting that was held in Topeka, KS. It was covered by WIBW TV, the Lawrence Journal-World and The Wichita Eagle. During the “citizens open forum” of the […]

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The Tennessean’s Inaccurate Editorial

The Tennessean’s Inaccurate Editorial

The editorial board at The Tennessean clucks its tongue at parents and citizens who recently showed up to protest the Common Core State Standards being implemented in their state in an editorial yesterday.  Apparently Tennessee legislators, parents and citizens are to blindly accept as fact the talking points circulated by those who advocate for the Common […]

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