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?
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 […]
Alabama Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter wants a truce among board members in the fight over the Common Core State Standards, Challen Stephens reports: Mary Scott Hunter says it’s time for the members of the Alabama state school board to call a truce and stop fighting over Common Core. "Both sides of this […]
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 […]
Edweek reported late Friday that Alabama has pulled out of both testing consortia that it was involved in. In an email to EdWeek, the state’s assessment director, Gloria Turner, confirmed that Alabama has bowed out of both the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. […]