Category: Common Core Problems

AZ Gov. Brewer tells staff not to use the name Common Core

AZ Gov. Brewer tells staff not to use the name Common Core

| September 22, 2013 | Reply

Question:  If we all start calling a skunk a rose will its scent become appealing? Answer:  Absolutely not! Question:  If Governors  change the name of Common Core will it become appealing to their constituents? Answer:  Absolutely not! But that is exactly what Arizona Governor Brewer is willing to try in an effort to convince her […]

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Maryland Father Arrested for Protesting Common Core

Maryland Father Arrested for Protesting Common Core

| September 21, 2013 | Reply

Welcome to the school board meetings of the future under Common Core…questions and dissent are not allowed or severely controlled. The Baltimore Sun has the follow-up report on the fate of  Robert Small The officer pushed Small and then escorted him into the hall, handcuffed him and had him sit on the curb in front […]

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Governor Snyder do you support porn in our schools?

Governor Snyder do you support porn in our schools?

| September 18, 2013 | Reply

Eric Owens,  Education Editor at the Daily Caller,  highlights the pornographic book “Dreaming in Cuban” in post titled, “Fifty Shades of the Common Core: how much porn is too much for high schoolers?”  The title is found in the Common Core appendix and read aloud in classrooms. “Dreaming in Cuban” can be found on page […]

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Governor Snyder do you support porn in our schools?

Governor Snyder do you support porn in our schools?

| September 12, 2013 | 3 Replies

Eric Owen, Education Editor at the Daily Caller, is asking a question that should make most parents cringe, “Fifty Shades of Gray:  how much porn is too much for high schoolers?”      Owen was prompted to ask because of a book recommended in the Common Core and read aloud in a tenth grade classroom in Arizona.   […]

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Gov. Snyder is Outsourcing Student Data

Gov. Snyder is Outsourcing Student Data

| September 9, 2013 | Reply

Are you and your children tired of all the high-stakes testing being done in school?  Do you want to provide input on the new computer-adaptive Smarter Balanced Assessments aligned with the Common Core that are coming to your local school?  There will be a public session on the assessments this Wednesday,  Sept 10, 2013.    But […]

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Constructing the P-20 Federalized Education Pathway

Constructing the P-20 Federalized Education Pathway

| September 6, 2013 | Reply

Governor Snyder said in 2011, ” It is time that we view our educational system which runs from pre-natal to lifelong learning. It’s time to start talking about P-20 instead of just K-12. We need to establish a system that focuses on real achievement for all of our children.” The P-20 education system has been […]

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Gov. Snyder why are PUBLIC standards PRIVATELY owned?

Gov. Snyder why are PUBLIC standards PRIVATELY owned?

| August 23, 2013 | Reply

I had the privilege of being a part of a WOODTV’s Live Town Hall with Governor Snyder.  (Video at link could not be embedded.) My question centered around the fact that when we adopted the Common Core our PUBLIC school standards became PRIVATELY owned by the NGA and the CCSSO.  It appears from Governor Snyder’s […]

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Can States Change the Standards?

Can States Change the Standards?

| August 21, 2013 | Reply

The last Michigan committee hearing attempted to answer the question about whether we can change common core standards.  State School Board President, John Austin said “absolutely” we have the right to change them but MDE said that we are merely “advocates” and can “ask” for changes. Michigan isn’t the only state wondering if we can […]

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Open Letter to Dow CFO J. Donald Sheets (and other execs too.)

Open Letter to Dow CFO J. Donald Sheets (and other execs too.)

| August 12, 2013 | 6 Replies

Dear Mr. Sheets, Thank you for publicly expressing your thoughts on the Common Core in your recent article, Common Core Standards are common sense. All parents, teachers, and business leaders want children to succeed. But I believe the Common Core is NOT the avenue to success that many promise. As a successful business leader, you […]

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Building a Cradle-to-Career Data System Continues

Building a Cradle-to-Career Data System Continues

| August 6, 2013 | Reply

Michigan Department of Education was awarded a $400,000 grant for PRE-SCHOOL student data system. LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education received a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to begin development of a student data system for pre-kindergarten children, the department announced Tuesday…. The system is intended to allow state agencies to share […]

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