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Gov. Snyder Fails to Lead on Common Core

Gov. Snyder Fails to Lead on Common Core

| October 14, 2014 | Reply

A new MIRS report alleges that key Republican leaders advised Gov. Snyder and State Superintendent Flanagan to keep Common Core below the radar in the fall of 2013 until a key vote on a resolution was passed to allow implementation to continue. In the days before the House gave final approval to a resolution on […]

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We CAN Stop Common Core in Michigan

We CAN Stop Common Core in Michigan

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Reply

We can all work together to STOP Common Core in Michigan. In case you haven’t noticed, momentum is building to get Michigan out of Common Core.  Ideas here offer you specific actions you can take to help. Please pass the word!  Share this email with anyone and everyone you know. Citizens – Share your concerns, […]

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Learn the Truth about Advanced Placement

Learn the Truth about Advanced Placement

| August 25, 2014 | Reply

Advanced Placement courses and exams have come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Advanced Placement (AP)  are used in many high schools across and  controlled by the College Board, under the direct supervision of David Coleman.  The scrutiny is justified.  Missouri Education WatchDog has a very detailed post about College Board and AP here.  In […]

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Lt. Gov. Calley, Common Core, and the Convention

Lt. Gov. Calley, Common Core, and the Convention

| August 20, 2014 | Reply

The Michigan Republican State Convention is this weekend. The big story leading up the event is whether Brian Calley will retain his position as the Lt. Governor.  Delegates to the convention choose the Lt. Governor and Common Core may be the deciding factor in whether he gets the votes he needs to keep his job.   […]

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Common Core and the Republican State Convention

Common Core and the Republican State Convention

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Reply

The “primary” for some Republican candidates is conducted at the State Convention where convention  delegates vote. Convention Delegates are selected from all Republican Precinct Delegates elected August 5, as part of the County Convention process, Thursday, August 14. Here is a list of the positions and the candidates to be voted on education is part […]

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Who is Ron Weiser?

Who is Ron Weiser?

| August 18, 2014 | Reply

Common Core has become a toxic issue in politics and with the November election coming up, every candidate appears to be against Common Core.  But are they really and will they be a strong ally once elected to office?    In the coming weeks, we hope to examine the people and races that are important […]

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Common Core…where do Calley and Weiser stand?

Common Core…where do Calley and Weiser stand?

| August 15, 2014 | Reply

A guest post by Melanie Kurdys, co-founder of Stop Common Core in Michigan Convention candidates are out on the campaign trail these days.  I am getting interesting feedback on two important candidates, Brian Calley, candidate for Lt. Governor and Ron Weiser, candidate for University of Michigan Regent.. Today, I received intel that both Weiser and Calley […]

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MDE Requests Feedback on Assessments

MDE Requests Feedback on Assessments

| July 24, 2014 | Reply

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) issued a press release announcing a public hearing to be held July 30, 2014 on the future of assessments.   We are encouraging full participation by attending the hearing and voicing your concerns.  The MDE is also providing an online and US Postal Service option for those that cannot attend. […]

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We Will Not Conform

We Will Not Conform

| July 21, 2014 | Reply

WE WILL NOT CONFORM A NIGHT TO MAKE COMMON CORE HISTORY HAPPENING ACROSS THE NATION This Tuesday July 22, 2014 8 pm EST (Encore Tuesday July 29) AN INTERACTIVE FILM, TO HELP US LEARN HOW TO DEFEAT COMMON CORE *Find out more about the movie  WE WILL  NOT CONFORM  and FathomEvents If you would like […]

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New Poll Shows Support for CCSS Plummeting

New Poll Shows Support for CCSS Plummeting

| June 27, 2014 | Reply

Good news!  A new Rasmussen Poll shows that support is plummeting with parents of school-age children.   Shane VanderHart with Truth in American Education explains the results, “They found that just 34% of adults with children in elementary or secondary school favor all schools nationwide to meet the Common Core State Standards.  That is a drop […]

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