Betty Peters: Is the US Department of Education afraid allowing Alabama to choose its assessment would make it stray too far from the federal corral?
Betty Peters: Michael Sentance gave us a clear outline for his vision of education, modeled on the highly successful reform effort he had been part of in Massachusetts.
Another attempt to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Alabama was met with apathy among some legislators and mocking by a taxpayer-funded lobbyist.
Last year the Alabama Baptist Convention passed a resolution that stopped short of calling for the repeal of the Common Core State Standards. At this year’s annual meeting they passed a resolution that called for a full repeal. The convention that met last week at Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL passed the resolution without […]
I wanted to draw your attention to an interesting article in The Washington Times. Here is an excerpt: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a Republican, cites opposition to Common Core as a key reason for her endorsement of state Rep. Chris McDaniel over incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi’s hotly contested Republican Senate primary. Former […]
I would like to offer my congratulations to Betty Peters who survived a very tough primary. Betty serves on the Alabama State Board of Education and has been a friend to Truth in American Education. Other than Betty it doesn’t look like Common Core opponents faired too well. From AL.com: Two candidates who have tacitly […]
Stephanie Bell, a member of the Alabama State Board of Education, was on Capital Journal (a program of Alabama Public Television). She explained that the board’s recent vote on the Common Core did not rescind it. She said the only way to settle the debate is to “kill the Common Core.” Click below to watch […]
Update: I changed the title… this resolution is a positive step forward, but rereading it I recognize that it is not an absolute rejection of the Common Core… so calling this an “anti-Common Core resolution” isn’t quite accurate. I appreciate the push back I was given on the title. The Alabama Baptist Convention passed a […]
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 […]
The Alabama Senate Education Committee plans on voting on SB190 today which would remove Alabama from the Common Core. Yesterday, Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama’s State Superintendent of Education, held a press conference to defend Alabama’s “College and Career Ready Standards.” It was a 35 minute long press conference including a Q&A time. Bice said that […]