Common Core  (Page 1)

Common Core textbook exec blasts dead white male Founders

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/23/2016 at 6:00pm

Common Core education standards, which use the “Race to the Top” grant program to enjoin states to adopt national education standards, is the mechanism through which the federal government is taking control over K-12 curriculum.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recently referred to it as the “Obamacare of education.” From Cato’s Neal McCluskey:

…While Washington did...

Read More...
 
 
 

Chris Christie Dumps Common Core in NJ

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 6:30pm 5/30/2015 at 6:30pm

Chris Christie is the first of the potential GOP presidential candidates who first embraced Common Core to distance himself from it.  According to New Jersey.com:

Navigating New Jersey interests and a likely presidential campaign, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday proposed dropping national Common Core education standards he once supported but have since...

Read More...
 
 
 

Arizona teacher’s lawsuit alleges retaliation for opposing Common Core

http://youtu.be/WXBh-2mELw4
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:15pm 12/2/2014 at 5:15pm
http://youtu.be/WXBh-2mELw4

Common Core is generating a lot of concerns around the country, and teacher input without fear of retaliation is essential.

The reality is, however, that teachers critical of Common Core may be intimidated by school district and state officials into silence.

That is what a teacher is alleging in a lawsuit (

Read More...
 
 
 

Scott Walker seeks to rid Wisconsin of Common Core

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:45pm 7/18/2014 at 1:45pm

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has asked the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill next year to repeal the controversial Common Core educational standards. Walker issued a one-line statement late Thursday that also said the Common Core curriculum should be replaced by standards “set by people in Wisconsin.”

Walker’s one-sentence statement was...

Read More...
 
 
 

Upcoming school district primaries reflect Common Core’s growing stigma

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:52pm 6/19/2014 at 12:52pm

On June 24th of next week, 16 school district primaries will be held in Maryland and Utah, with 152 candidates vying for 44 seats. Alpine School District, the largest school district in Utah, has provided a glimpse into assessing the damage that support for Common Core State Standards–and in this case, alleged misconduct...

Read More...
 
 
 

Louis C.K.’s epic Twitter rant against Common Core

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00pm 4/30/2014 at 2:00pm

Last night, comedian Louis C.K. was apparently very frustrated with the Common Core inspired homework his children were charged with doing. To vent his frustration, he took to Twitter to give the world a glimpse of what he and his children were dealing with.

Read More...
 
 
 

Common Core “compensation” mathematics a metaphor for Obamacare

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:45am 11/30/2013 at 11:45am

Compensation means how much you get paid, right? Or payment for a loss? Or any of the other common usages, right?

Reader Bronwyn was not happy when she learned that in Common Core ma...

Read More...
 
 
 

Common Core rollout mirrors Obamacare debacle

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:00pm 11/11/2013 at 1:00pm

The Ithaca Journal has an investigative article on the rollout of Common Core in the upstate Southern Tier region of New York State, Common Core fix for schools has broken parts.

The article is in depth and frank in the assessments from school administrators and teachers.

Here’s the summary at the beginning,

The newest...

Read More...
 
 
 

Early childhood “Tools of the Mind” education more like “Mind Control”

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:15am 10/22/2013 at 8:15am

Navigate to the Hoboken, NJ, public schools website –a town just across the Hudson from New York City — and you’ll find a front-page announcement that since 2008, Hoboken has based its pre-school and kindergarten curriculum on “Tools of the Mind,” also known as “Cultural-Historical Theory.”

Based on the work of Russian...

Read More...
 
 
 

Another victory for Common Core with IL Catholic Church’s embrace

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:15am 8/27/2013 at 8:15am

Common Core has recently been referred to by a friend of mine who is deeply in-the-know as “the most successful astroturf campaign in the history of this country.” This friend is not prone to exaggeration.

The left has had a history of tip-toeing into, and taking over, those institutions most vital to...

Read More...