Author Archive: Karen Braun

Karen Braun is a writer and conference speaker on issues related education and family life. Her work has appeared in the American Thinker, Crosswalk, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, WatchDog Wire, and various other websites and magazines. She has also appeared on TV and radio venues. Along with blogging, Karen also enjoys homeschooling, running marathons, and spending time with her husband, their six children, and two grand children. For more information please contact Karen at spunkyhomeschool at gmail dot com

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SB 826 Legislative Update

SB 826 Legislative Update

| May 4, 2016 | Reply

The full Senate has NOT voted on SB 826, a bill to Repeal and Replace Common Core, science, and social studies with Massachusetts.  We are watching closely and are hopeful that the Senate will pass SB 826 as it was passed the Senate Education Commitee on April 26th.  There is still a strong possibility that […]

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Important Message From Stop Common Core in Michigan

Important Message From Stop Common Core in Michigan

| May 2, 2016 | Reply

Attention STOP Common Core Activists, On April 26, SB 826 the Repeal & Replace Common Core Math, ELA, NGSS Science and Social Studies was voted out of committee with a 4-1 vote without any amendments and reported to the full Senate for a vote with a favorable recommendation.  There are STRONG indications the Repeal & Replace Common […]

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Action Alert:  Calls needed on SB 826 and HB 5444

Action Alert: Calls needed on SB 826 and HB 5444

| April 28, 2016 | Reply

Thanks to your calls and emails, the process to Repeal and Replace Common Core is moving forward!  Tuesday, April 26, the Senate Education Committee approved of SB 826 to Repeal and Replace Common Core, Science, and Social Studies and reported it out of committee.  SB 826 now moves to the full Senate for a vote. […]

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Good News! SB 826 Passes Senate Ed. Committee

Good News! SB 826 Passes Senate Ed. Committee

| April 26, 2016 | 1 Reply

Good news!  The Senate Education Committee, Chaired by Senator Pavlov, approved SB. 826 to Repeal and Replace Common Core, Science, and Social Studies with Massachusetts standards and assessments today.   In a written statement after the hearing Senator Pavlov said, “It is time to end the disastrous national experiment that is Common Core and let […]

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Good News S 826 has another hearing!

Good News S 826 has another hearing!

| April 22, 2016 | 1 Reply

Good news!  The second hearing on S 826 to Repeal and Replace Common Core is scheduled for April 26, 2016 in the Farnum Bldg at 8 AM.  Even better news is that  Dr. Sandra Stotsky will testify via teleconference.  Dr. Stotsky is well-qualified for the task given her key role in developing the highly praised […]

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Senator Colbeck’s Testimony

Senator Colbeck’s Testimony

| April 20, 2016 | Reply

Here is the video of testimony Senator Colbeck, sponsor of SB 826, provided to the Senate Education Committee on April 19.  Thank you Senator Colbeck for your thorough presenation. The next hearing has been announced for April 26, at 8 AM in the Farnum Building Room 110.  We are told that the opposition will be […]

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Take-aways from Committee Hearing on S 826

Take-aways from Committee Hearing on S 826

| April 20, 2016 | Reply

Yesterday, April 19, the Senate Education Committee chaired by Senator Pavlov held the first hearing on S 826 to Repeal and Replace Common Core.  Senator Colbeck, the sponsor of the bill, was the only testimony heard by the committee.   Using slides, Colbeck spoke for about 20 minutes on the history of Common Core in […]

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Important UPDATE: Senate Education Hearing

Important UPDATE: Senate Education Hearing

| April 17, 2016 | Reply

The Senate Education Committee chaired by Senator Pavlov has scheduled a hearing for S 826 to Repeal and Replace Common Core on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Noon.   Please note: the location of the hearing has changed to Boji Tower, 124 W. Allegan Street, Lansing in the Senate Ground Floor hearing room There is […]

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Must Attend ==> Senate Hearing to Repeal & Replace CCSS

Must Attend ==> Senate Hearing to Repeal & Replace CCSS

| April 13, 2016 | Reply

UPDATE:  Please NOTE this post has been editted to reflect a location change. The Senate Education Committee announced a hearing next Tuesday (4/19/2016)  on SB 826 (Colbeck) to Repeal and Replace Common Core in Michigan.    Boji Tower, 124 W. Allegan Street, Lansing in the Senate Ground Floor hearing room Date Tuesday, 4/19/2016 Time 12:00 […]

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Congressman Bishop supports Repeal & Replace Bill

Congressman Bishop supports Repeal & Replace Bill

| April 8, 2016 | Reply

Michigan SB826 and HB5444 would withdraw the state from Common Core standards, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education our state. SB826 must pass the Senate Education Committee while HB5444 must pass the House Education Committee.    The bills were introduced in February; unfortunately, neither the House nor Senate have scheduled hearings. In a strongly worded […]

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