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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SBE McMillin Responds to Questionnaire

SBE McMillin Responds to Questionnaire

| August 22, 2016 | Reply

Thank you to Tom McMillin for providing a written response to our questionnaire to help parents and citizens vett the candidates for State Board of Education (SBE).   The responses of other candidates will be published as they become available.   PLEASE NOTE:  Stop Common Core in Michigan does NOT endorse candidates. Tom McMillin State Board of […]

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SBE Candidate Snyder Responds to Questionnaire

SBE Candidate Snyder Responds to Questionnaire

| August 20, 2016 | Reply

Thank you to Nikki Snyder for providing a written response to our questionnaire to help parents and citizens vett the candidates for State Board of Education (SBE).    The responses of other candidates will be published as they become available.   PLEASE NOTE:  Stop Common Core in Michigan does NOT endorse candidates. Nikki Snyder State Board of […]

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SBE Candidate Runco Responds to Questionnaire

SBE Candidate Runco Responds to Questionnaire

| August 19, 2016 | Reply

Thank you to William Runco for providing a written response to our questionnaire to help parents and citizens vett the candidates for State Board of Education (SBE).   The responses of other candidates will be published as they become available.   PLEASE NOTE:  Stop Common Core in Michigan does NOT endorse candidates. William Runco State Board of […]

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State Board of Education

State Board of Education

| August 15, 2016 | Reply

We have received many inquiries about the candidates for State Board of Education.   There are six GOP candidates running for a two spots on the November ballot.  GOP candidates will be chosen at the MI GOP State Convention August 27.   The names of the candidates are as follows, Al Gui Tom McMillin Jeff Phillips […]

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What’s going on with SB 826?

What’s going on with SB 826?

| August 9, 2016 | Reply

Senator Colbeck, lead sponsor for SB 826, posted the following on his Facebook page, As soon as the MI Legislature gets back from Summer break, we need a vote on SB 826 to repeal Common Core and replace it with the top-notch Pre-Common Core MA Standards. We agree!  However, which version does Senator Colbeck want […]

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Grassroots wins BIG on Aug. 2!

Grassroots wins BIG on Aug. 2!

| August 3, 2016 | 1 Reply

The results of Tuesday’s primary are in and very encouraging.  Perhaps the biggest upset victory was in the primary for U.S. Congress in the 1oth and 1st District.  Was the issue of common core and our pledge a key factor in the race?  We think so! In the 10th Congressional District, it was a five-way […]

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Thank you to candidates who signed Pledge

Thank you to candidates who signed Pledge

| August 2, 2016 | Reply

Thank you to the candidates listed below who signed the Stop Common Core in Michigan pledge to stop FedEd and return control of education to Michigan parents and teachers.    Printable pledge available here: pledge 2016 (PDF)   A huge thank  you to voters who went to candidate forums or contacted candidates to ask them to […]

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GLEP and DeVos a “primary” influence

GLEP and DeVos a “primary” influence

| August 1, 2016 | Reply

In 2006, Bill Gates said to a group of elites at the Aspen Institute, The business of philanthropy is thinking through the way to change something.It’s just this simple: You have some money, and you have some things you’d like to see different.” Michigan parents have another wealthy philanthropist who would like to see changes […]

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Candidates Respond to Pledge

Candidates Respond to Pledge

| July 30, 2016 | Reply

The Stop Common Core in Michigan pledge is generating quite a few discussions on social media thanks to constituents who are posting and asking candidates to sign. Printable pledge available here pledge 2016 (PDF)  Candidates who sign pledge to: Restores parents’ rights to direct the education of their children. Rejects all federal mandates tied to […]

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Who has NOT signed or REFUSED the pledge? (Updated)

Who has NOT signed or REFUSED the pledge? (Updated)

| July 29, 2016 | 11 Replies

We are continuing to update our list of candidates who have signed the pledge to return education to parents in Michigan.  Thank you to all the candidates who responded!  The list of names is available here.   State and Congressional races are important because we advocate for less federal intrusion in education, elimination of Common […]

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