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“I Have Successfully Shown I Was The Best Slave”

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 30, 2013 1 Comment
“I Have Successfully Shown I Was The Best Slave”

Interesting article from Pennsylvania about two students decrying the Common Core to their school board. Norristown High School senior Craig Madrak gave a speech decrying the new common core for Pennsylvania public schools when comment was opened up to the public at the Norristown Area School District Board meeting Monday night. The common core is […]

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Video: Colbert on Common Core and Robo Teachers

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Colbert on Common Core and Robo Teachers

This was too funny not to share:  Video of Stephen Colbert’s segment on Monday about the Common Core is below, as well as, a partial transcript: Here are some excerpts: It’s no secret that America has fallen behind other countries in education… A recent report in Harvard’s Kennedy School found that students in Latvia, Chile […]

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Americans Are Sick of Standardized Tests

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on August 22, 2013 0 Comments

Yesterday I reported at Caffeinated Thoughts on the Gallup/PDK poll that showed only 1-out-of-3 Americans knew anything about the Common Core State Standards.  Not surprising really, well actually the surprising aspect is that it is that high.  Only 45% of public school parents knew – and it is being implemented in their school!  This blows […]

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Oklahoma Pulls Out of PARCC

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on July 2, 2013 4 Comments
Oklahoma Pulls Out of PARCC

Oklahoma bails from PARCC joining Alabama and Pennsylvania who also bailed.  What make Oklahoma unique is that they are the first governing state to announce they’ll be leaving the consortium.  Alabama and Pennsylvania were just participating states.  Indiana said they are pulling away from PARCC, but we’re not certain if they will fully pull out […]

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8th Grade History Teacher: Stop the Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on January 21, 2013 2 Comments

By C.E. White This week, President Obama will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States of America.  As a history teacher, I was elated to learn he would be placing his hand on two Bibles, one belonging to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the other belonging to President Abraham […]

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The Anti-Testing Rebellion

Filed in Education at State Level by on June 2, 2012
The Anti-Testing Rebellion

Is sweeping the nation.  In Texas 445 school districts have joined together in adopting a resolution calling on their state lawmakers to decrease the emphasis on high-stakes standardized testing.  Robert Scott, the Texas Education Commissioner back in February said that the focus on high stakes testing has become a “perversion” of what policymakers had intended. […]

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