The St. Louis Post-Dispatch accuse Republicans of peddling a Common Core lie, Anne Gassel & Gretchen Logue rebut the lies and half truths they put forth.
A Missouri judge finds that Missouri’s membership in Smarter Balanced is illegal and has permanently enjoined the state to not pay membership dues.
Gretchen Logue and Anne Gassel of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core have joined Fred N. Sauer in filing a taxpayer lawsuit against Governor Nixon, Commissioner Nicastro, and other state officials. The lawsuit challenges Missouri’s payment of taxpayer money to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a consortium of states that is implementing tests aligned to […]
Gretchen Logue of Missouri Education Watchdog reported late yesterday afternoon that Governor Jay Nixon signed HB 1490 into law. He had until August 28th to sign the bill or veto the bill. He could have also let the bill go into effect without his signature. The bill will keep the Common Core State Standards in […]
The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee passed SB 210 out of committee on a 17-0 vote yesterday after a 2 hour-long public hearing which included 900 written witness statements by those who supported the bill and testimony by the Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro who I was told didn’t really address the content […]
SchoolBook recently interviewed David Coleman who is now President of the College Board before his tenure there he was one of the chief authors of the Common Core State Standards. He defended against the charge that 70% of the reading that will be done under the ELA standards are informational texts saying literature remains critical. […]