HSLDA reports that West Virginia State Senator Michael Romano (D-Clarksburg) thinks homeschoolers should have to follow Common Core.
Parents are taking education into their own hands to homeschool instead of waiting for politicians to get rid of Common Core or provide them more choices.
The Common Core State Standards and over-testing has led to a 21% increase in the number of homeschooling families in the state of Florida since 2011.
I read an interesting article in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader yesterday. It was focused on how parents in the Sioux Falls, SD school district were fighting back against the Common Core Math Standards through pulling their kids out to homeschool. That is probably the best thing that can be said about Common Core – […]
The title quote comes from Robby Soave at Reason. Excerpt: I can understand the desire to impose some amount of standardized testing on schoolchildren for the purposes of measuring teacher effectiveness. But there comes a point where the insanity of computerized exams for five-year-olds trumps any legitimate interest taxpayers may have in holding teachers accountable […]
Cincinnati.com had a great article called “Homeschoolers take on Common Core reforms.” First they are concerned about the trickle down effect this may have in the future. (Full disclosure: my wife and I homeschool.) Initially, Common Core will have little impact on home-schooled students. But in a few years, when home-schooled teens walk side-by-side with public […]
Hey Pittsfield, IL folks it was great spending time with you tonight! Secondly I apologize for running out of handouts which is an awesome problem to have! I love being able to talk to groups like you about problems with the Common Core State Standards. Thank you Carrie Martin for putting this event together. Also […]
I’m am very pleased to see the Home School Legal Defense Association weigh in on the Common Core State Standards. Will Estrada, their federal relations point person writes on HSLDA’s website: The CCSS specifically do not apply to private or homeschools, unless they receive government dollars (online charter school programs have no such protection). However, […]
I watched the video of yesterday’s blogger’s briefing at The Heritage Foundation with former Utah Governor and Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman. Rob Bluey of The Heritage Foundation asked Governor Huntsman the first question after he gave his opening remarks about the Obama administration’s run around Congress with national education standards and No Child Left Behind […]