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blog.heritage.org
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

Common Core is on the ropes. More and more states are pulling back from the national standards as the 2014–15 school year implementation deadline looms near. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal (R)—formerly a   ... read more

www.newswithviews.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

The question posed re: whether education is about "my child" or about the "the system", is the wrong question. The question should be, "Should schools exist to educate or to train'" There's a fundamental d   ... read more

www.thenewamerican.com
( Education   |   Agenda 21   |   Common Core State Standards )

As the Obama administration, Bill Gates, the United Nations, and other forces seek to finalize the decades-old effort to nationalize - and even globalize - education by bribing and bludgeoning state governments t   ... read more

news.heartland.org
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

Between March 25 and June 6, more than 4 million kids will sit for the trial run of national Common Core tests. Faced with a rise in parents who don’t want their kids taking these tests, state officials a   ... read more

www.thenewamerican.com
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

Despite the new law supposedly aimed at stopping Common Core in Indiana, though, suspicion and outrage is still building as Hoosiers learn about the supposedly “new and improved” standards. According t   ... read more

curmudgucation.blogspot.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

We know from our friends at Knewton what the Grand Design is-- a system in which student progress is mapped down to the atomic level. Atomic level (a term that Knewton lervs deeply) means test by test, a   ... read more

eagnews.org
( Education   |   Govt Spending   |   Common Core State Standards )

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For far too long a big part of the Common Core debate has been about establishing simple fact: the federal government provided serious coercion to get states to adopt the Core, and t   ... read more

www.thestarnews.com
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

Tina Jung, information officer for the California Department of Education, said the adoption of the Common Core is not mandatory. She said it is up to the local school districts, not the state, to decide i   ... read more

freepatriot.org
( Regulatory Burdens   |   Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Dr. Gary Johnson is the Director of Special Education Advocacy and Instruction, at the Early Life Child Psychology and Education Center in Utah. His testimony before the Wisconsin State Legislature is s   ... read more

www.citypages.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Behind the scenes of standardized testing. After three years working as a scorer, Dan DiMaggio says he's a skimming machine. "It's ugly," he says. "You just go as fast as possible."

www.calwatchdog.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Many parents object that Common Core will operate through computers that will collect private and personal information about students and their families. Teachers complain they are being forced to teach a   ... read more

www.edsource.org
( Education   |   Govt Spending   |   Common Core State Standards )

With uncommon speed, school districts and charter schools this fall will receive substantial money they didn't foresee coming their way a few months ago to prepare for the Common Core standards. The catch: T   ... read more

www.takepart.com
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

The NSA isn’t the only one collecting data. A private national database, funded mostly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, could collect wide-ranging records on millions of public school students. S   ... read more

www.pegwithpen.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

While the common core may not be an issue for you, or your school, do know that for others it will be a major issue. And the problem is this, while the standards might work for you and your school, there a   ... read more

blogs.edweek.org
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

The Michigan Legislature is poised to pass a budget that prohibits the state education department from spending funds to implement the Common Core State Standards.

articles.latimes.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

The move toward standards that teach students to be analytical encounters a bipartisan backlash. The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive - an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic c   ... read more

www.latimes.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

California signed on to new curriculum standards under pressure. But will they help' California failed to win a Race to the Top grant, but nonetheless committed itself to a new set of curriculum standards t   ... read more

www.edsource.org
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

The president’s proposal, called Preschool For All, would make another $20.9 million available to California for home-visiting programs. The programs send nurses, social workers or other professionals t   ... read more

teachersletterstobillgates.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Educators from the US and beyond: please share your teaching stories with Mr. Bill Gates. How have their policies influenced your classroom, your students, your teaching, your schools, and your communities?

www.cato.org
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Forget that curriculum experts hardly all agree with this assertion. Then, it says that the standards were "developed by states" when, in fact, they were not: the National Governors Association and Council o   ... read more

www.nytimes.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Indeed, the first wave of exams was so overwhelming for these young New Yorkers that some parents refused to let their children take the test.

www.washingtonpost.com
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

Privacy concerns are growing among parents, educators and some state officials about a Gates Foundation-funded project that is storing an unprecedented amount of personal information about millions of s   ... read more

truthinamericaneducation.com
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

The Texas House of Representatives voted 140-2 to pass language prohibiting Texas from participating in the Common Core State Standards. Only two votes against it. Incredible. The bill, HB 462, was s   ... read more

www.salon.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

But behind the high-profile back and forth over specific policies and prescriptions lies a story that has less to do with ideas than with money, less to do with facts than with an ideological subtext t   ... read more

whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Common Core State Standards are nothing without the tests/assessments. The proponents speak to how great the standards are but usually know little or nothing about the tests that are "being developed".    ... read more

truthinamericaneducation.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Joy Pullmann at School Reform News wrote an excellent piece that helps to further demonstrate that the Common Core State Standards were not state-led. While there were many people who served on various c   ... read more

stateimpact.npr.org
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

A Michigan state senator, Republican Tom McMillan, joined lawmakers across the country trying to stop the new academic standards when he successfully added language to the state budget last week that d   ... read more

www.timesunion.com
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

Little known to the public are changes in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in 2011 by the Education Department. The changes allow for the release of student records for non-academic purposes. P   ... read more

danetteclark.wordpress.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Crayola joins the list of big name education companies who have sold out our children and America to the United Nations' global agenda.

blogs.edweek.org
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

inBloom, the non-profit started with a hundred million dollar investment from the Gates Foundation, is planning to create a digital record which, barring catastrophe, truly could be a permanent record o   ... read more

blogs.edweek.org
( Education   |   Grassroots Voter Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

The problem they have is that the substance of the Tea Party criticism of Common Core standards is solid. And it aligns pretty well with what many of us a bit more to the left have been saying for years. L   ... read more

news.cincinnati.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Instead of dealing with the real problem, the Common Core offers us, in the words of Common Core opponent Susan Ohanian, "a radical untried curriculum overhaul and ... nonstop national testing."

www.wnd.com
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

CSCOPE, a controversial school curriculum management system in Texas that once included a description of the Boston Tea Party as an act of terror and has called Islamic terrorists freedom fighters, is w   ... read more

lewrockwell.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Sadly, but not surprisingly, instead of improving education by repealing No Child Left Behind's testing and other mandates, the Obama administration is increasing national control over schools via the "   ... read more

www.washingtonpost.com
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

We must fix the failures of No Child Left Behind. We must provide the funding we were promised, give our states the resources they need and finally meet our commitment to special education. We also need t   ... read more

www.weeklystandard.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

The backlash is richly deserved. The Common Core standards are academically inferior to the standards they replaced in high performing states; and they ignore empirical lessons of how states like Massachusetts a   ... read more

news.yahoo.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

All but four states have adopted the complete Common Core Standards. Those four states- Texas, Virginia, Alaska, and Nebraska - have been slow to warm to the uniform, but divisive, national standards f   ... read more

blogs.edweek.org
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

Students, parents, and teachers who are anxious or merely curious about the coming online assessments matched to the Common Core State Standards will now have the opportunity to go through a test run o   ... read more

online.wsj.com
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

Common Core recycles a decades-old, top-down approach to education. Its roots are in a letter sent to Hillary Clinton by Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy, after B   ... read more

www.mlive.com
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

LANSING -- Hours after a conference committee approved a measure prohibiting the Michigan Department of Education from spending funds on implementing national Common Core State Standards for mathematics a   ... read more

www.oregonlive.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

The board's concerns revolved around the pending Common Core State Standards, which are national standards for math and language arts adopted by Oregon and 47 other states. During the public comment t   ... read more

www.nwitimes.com
( Education   |   Politicians' Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

The nation's eyes are on Indiana as it reconsiders the Common Core academic standards that are supposed to raise student achievement and standardize what children learn across the country. The operative w   ... read more

www.heraldextra.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Between the two sides of the Common Core debate, proponents of Common Core have consistently failed the first test of any new government program -- follow the money.

www.washingtonpost.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

But as the common core shifts from theory to reality, critics are emerging. State lawmakers are concerned about the cost, which the Fordham Institute estimated could run as high as $12 billion nationally. P   ... read more

www.washingtonpost.com
( Education   |   Grassroots Voter Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

Tea party groups over the past few weeks have suddenly and successfully pressured Republican governors to reassess their support for a rare bipartisan initiative backed by President Obama to overhaul t   ... read more

mobile.reuters.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

(Reuters) - A $100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away f   ... read more

www.schoolbook.org
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

The multinational software giant, Microsoft, once bundled its Explorer search engine with Windows, and refused, for a time, to have Windows run WordPerfect, a competitor to Microsoft Word. As head of M   ... read more

blog.heritage.org
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Two competing forces are pushing on America's K–12 education system today. One is an effort to infuse education choice into a long-stagnant system, empowering parents with the ability to send their child t   ... read more

www.educationnews.org
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Is the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) writing common core state standards for social studies or not' They say they aren't, but it appears they are. They are playing this one closer to t   ... read more

highlandpark.suntimes.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

In the 10-minute video, entitled "In Pursuit of Happiness," fourth grade teacher Ellie Rubenstein addresses the transfers and "false accusations" that have been leveled against some teachers in the school. S   ... read more

www.truthdig.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Teachers, their unions under attack, are becoming as replaceable as minimum-wage employees at Burger King. We spurn real teachers—those with the capacity to inspire children to think, those who help the y   ... read more

www.markgarrison.net
( Freedom of Speech   |   Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Over the past several weeks, a growing array of reports regarding the opposition to the Common Core and high stakes testing have appeared. Recently, Buffalo's WIVB did this report, which is one of the b   ... read more

www.markgarrison.net
( Freedom of Speech   |   Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

What most people don’t know is that with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has instituted a provision to limit the speech o   ... read more

www.markgarrison.net
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

What most people don’t know is that with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has instituted a provision to limit the speech o   ... read more

americanprinciplesproject.org
( Education   |   Grassroots Voter Actions   |   Common Core State Standards )

We are drawing close to the end of the state legislative sessions. I thought it would be a good time to highlight the progress that has been made in fighting the Common Core. If you look back just a f   ... read more

www.washingtonpost.com
( Education   |   "Nanny State"   |   Common Core State Standards )

A handful of states (including Indiana, Alabama, South Dakota and Georgia) are either pulling back or considering it, and core supporters fear more states will too. A growing number of educators are c   ... read more

www.aim.org
( Education   |   Govt Corruption   |   Common Core State Standards )

Working behind the scenes, implementing these policies and writing the standards are associates from President Obama's community organizing days. In de facto control of the education component is Linda D   ... read more

www.citypages.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

THOUGH THE EFFICACY of standardized testing has been hotly debated for decades, one thing has become crystal clear: It's big business.

dianeravitch.net
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

Just think. Children's lives; teachers' careers and reputations; and the fate of the school hinge on snap judgment made by people reading these essays, scoring as many as possible in an hour.

watchdogwire.com
( Education   |   Common Core State Standards )

The reading list for Language Arts, History, Social Studies includes readings from and on the United States Constitution. At first blush, it sounds wonderful that our students will study the Constitution.    ... read more


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