Linda Murphy, a former candidate for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Education and a veteran educator, blasted the Common Core saying the state has bought into the Common Core deception. Here are her primary points about implementing the Common Core: Losing state and local control. Extensively and frequently testing students. Collecting extensive personal student data stored in […]
New Hampshire was granted a waiver from the Federal “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act this week. According to Gov. Maggie Hassan’s press release she said: “New Hampshire is now free to pursue more effective and innovative ways to address the needs of all our students and prepare them for the jobs of the 21st […]
In Utah this year, GOP state delegates passed a resolution that opposed Common Core, by a 65% vote. The National GOP passed a similar resolution. The Michigan legislature passed a bill that defunded Common Core. Indiana legislators passed a year-long time-out bill to pause Common Core. Similar efforts by Republicans and Democrats are growing in […]
Jay P. Greene had a post up a few days ago that I wanted to highlight. To become something meaningful Common Core requires more centralization of power than is possible under our current political system. Pushing it forward requires frightening reductions in parental control over education and expansions of federal power. These are not the […]
Kelsey Sheehy encourages parents to ask questions about the Common Core. We agree. We just wished we were given the chance before they were implemented.
Joy Pullman has to be one of my favorite people who writes about the Common Core. I didn’t realize that she was an Indiana resident until today. She recently wrote this op/ed for one of her hometown newspapers, The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. The first couple paragraphs of her piece articulates the skepticism we should […]
Well the second debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney didn’t offer much in the way of a discussion on education. That should be the case because their should be a minimal role, if anything, for the Federal government. It was probably just cut out because of time and other considerations. […]
Utahns Against the Common Core shared the infographic below developed by JaKell Sullivan. I wanted to share it with our readers, it is very good.
Jay P. Greene offers a post that documents a pattern of Bill Gates & company abusing the idea of “research” and “evidence” to support their policy preferences which which includes the Common Core. An excerpt: In education reform debates it is far too common to hear someone say “the evidence shows” something that is just […]
Or is he just jerking us around? This week the state senate of Utah joined the gathering protest against the federally coerced Common Core State Standards by passing a bill asserting state sovereignty to withdraw from the Common Core. Kudos to the state’s legislature for passing the bill and to Governor Herbert for his support […]