Work Team, Feedback Group, & Validation Committee The Work Team There were 51 members listed on the Work Team for developing the Common Core State Standards. Of those 51 members, it is clear there was one actual classroom teacher listed with the possibility of one or two others. It is not evident or clear that […]

## Common Core Dollars Spent to Retrain Teachers, But States Still Can’t Identify Failing Teachers

Billions of tax dollars have been spent over decades to prepare teachers but have produced little evidence of success. States complain that they can’t identify ineffective teachers. It is time to wake up and smell the burning toast! The significance of subjecting teachers to failed teacher-training programs is lost on those who influence education. Billions […]

## Journalist & Parent: Common Core Math Leaves Me Stumped

Yesterday I read an op/ed by Jonathan Ellis, a political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, expressing concern about the Common Core State Standards because of the way his daughter was being taught math. Here are a couple of excerpts: There will be a great battle in the Legislature this session that I’ll be […]

## Should American High Schools Prepare any Students for STEM? Common Core Doesn’t Think So

When states adopted Common Core’s mathematics standards, they were told (among other things) that these standards would make all high school students “college- and career-ready” and strengthen the critical pipeline for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). However, with the exception of a few standards in trigonometry, the math standards end after Algebra II, as […]

## Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare High School Students for STEM

(Boston, MA) National mathematics standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia that supporters say are designed to make high school graduates “college- and career-ready” and improve the critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline do not prepare students to study STEM or even be admitted to a selective four-year college, according […]

## Some Common Core Math

Now that school is in session and the Common Core State Standards are being implemented it’s time to share some of the worksheets/homework that our kiddos are doing. Here are a couple of items from a Facebook group called “Inappropriate Common Core Lessons.” The first item is from a 4th grader in Califorinia. When the […]

## Indiana Math Teacher Testifies Against Common Core

Layton Elliot, the math chair at Brebeuf Jesuit Prepartory School in Indianapolis, IN, recently testified against the Common Core Math Standards during the Indiana Legislative study committee hearing last Tuesday. I’ve been told by those who live in the area that this school is well-respected in the community, in particular, their math department. Catholic schools […]

## Alaska Schools Rush Headlong into Subpar Math Standards

Well officials in Alaska are admitting what we already knew. Alaska has adopted the Common Core State Standards, at least one school district has (Alaska has as well, but they’re not being honest about it). Via Anchorage Daily News: It’s the first major overhaul of the district’s math curriculum in a generation. The new textbooks, […]

## Common Core Math: 3×4=11 is Ok?

The Daily Caller highlighted the video below. I had seen it before and I posted on this already at FightCommonCore.com, but I haven’t here and wanted to make sure our readers have seen this (even though I a, sure many of you probably have). A little context. This is a video taken of Amanda August […]

## Countering Florida GOP Leaders Defense of the Common Core

This is American Principles Project’s response: Five former Florida Republican Party leaders have urged the state GOP to ignore the parents and teachers who object to the centralization of education through the Common Core State (sic) Standards. Like other Common Core proponents, they repeat the talking points; like the others, they fail to produce evidence […]