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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Action Alert: Calls needed on SB 33 and SB 510

Action Alert: Calls needed on SB 33 and SB 510

| November 7, 2016 | 2 Replies

URGENT ALERT- REGARDING STUDENT DATA PRIVACY BILLS SB 33 and SB 510 THAT DO NOT PROTECT PRIVACY Stop Common Core in Michigan has not asked you to do any calling for a while, but this is an urgent request.  At the last hour, in a lame duck session,  these horrible bills are coming up for […]

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Guest Post by Deb DeBacker:  Analysis of SB 33 and SB 510

Guest Post by Deb DeBacker: Analysis of SB 33 and SB 510

| November 4, 2016 | Reply

ANALYSIS OF SENATE BILL 33 and SB 510 OF 2016, as passed the MI Senate as of Nov. 4, 2015 “Schools and Online Operators Protection from Parental Lawsuits Act” By Deborah DeBacker Two dangerous bills are to be voted on in Michigan’s House Education Committee on Thursday November 10th at 9.am.   These bills passed the […]

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SBE Candidate Gui Responds to Questionnaire

SBE Candidate Gui Responds to Questionnaire

| August 25, 2016 | Reply

Thank you to Al Gui 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. Al Gui State Board of […]

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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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