Diane Douglas beat pro-Common Core incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in convincing fashion 57.78% to 41.50% winning over 66,000 more votes according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. The barbarians at the gate crashed through evidently. Huppenthal is the third incumbent state school chief to go down in flames over supporting […]
Pro-Common Core Oklahoma State School Superintendent Janet Barresi lost her primary against challenger Joy Hofmeister who ran on an anti-Common Core platform. In a three-way Republican primary race Hofmeister won 58% of the vote. Brian Kelley and Barresi came in at 21%. News9.com didn’t even mention the Common Core angle, great reporting *snort*. KJRH doesn’t […]
It is not a done deal yet. Earlier this month the Oklahoma Senate passed HB3399 on a 37 to 10 vote. The Oklahoma House will need to consider the Senate amendments, and then it needs to go onto Governor Mary Fallin. They will need to also consider the testing that they do. Oklahoma pulled out […]
That’s it. Right there in that box. That’s how I see HB3399 and the Common Core fight in Oklahoma. I see nothing but red. When I started trying to fight Common Core years ago, I remember being gullible enough to believe that because Common Core wasn’t right, it was stoppable. I remember being looked over, […]
Oklahoma bails from PARCC joining Alabama and Pennsylvania who also bailed. What make Oklahoma unique is that they are the first governing state to announce they’ll be leaving the consortium. Alabama and Pennsylvania were just participating states. Indiana said they are pulling away from PARCC, but we’re not certain if they will fully pull out […]
An Oklahoma homeschooling mom, Karen Cuellar, gives a play by play of Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s visit with the Wagner County GOP Central Committee at their meeting this month. I think she got a little more than she bargained for. Restore Oklahoma Public Education has the story.
My organization, ROPE, has been closely following the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) cost issue, since NO ONE in charge of public education in Oklahoma – including the purse string holders at the state legislature – have been able to tell Oklahomans what the Common Core will cost Oklahoma taxpayers. I wrote an article last […]