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Yes, MDE there is federal oversight of SBAC

Yes, MDE there is federal oversight of SBAC

| January 16, 2014 | Reply

Yesterday at the presentation to the Joint Committee of the Senate and House Joseph Martineau,¬†deputy superintendent of accountability services for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE)¬† erred when he claimed that there was no federal review team overseeing SMARTER tests.¬†¬† According to a report by Gongwer, Martineau indicated that, …there is not, as Mr. McMillin […]

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Joint Hearing on Common Core Scheduled

Joint Hearing on Common Core Scheduled

| September 30, 2013 | Reply

As you may know a Common Core resolution passed the House last Thursday.¬† Their affirmative action moves us another step closer to refunding the Common Core in Michigan.¬† You can see who voted how here.¬† Yes, only 21 Republicans voted against Common Core.¬† They believe the big business Roundtable and their education establishment rather than […]

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Rep. McMillin standing firm against Common Core

Rep. McMillin standing firm against Common Core

| September 16, 2013 | Reply

Rep. Tom McMillin (R) Rochester-Hills has taken a lot of heat from both sides of the political aisle for taking a stand against the Common Core.¬† Many politicians would be tempted to back down under the pressure.¬† Instead, Rep. McMillin is doubling down in an op/ed and a live chat in an effort to educate […]

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The Changing Role of Education Conference at Notre Dame

The Changing Role of Education Conference at Notre Dame

| August 21, 2013 | Reply

The American Principles Project is putting on a one-day event with national experts to learn the truth about the Common Core. The Changing Role of Education in America: Consequences of the Common Core University of Notre Dame September 9, 2013 You can register online here. Please join us for a one-day conference at the Notre […]

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This Week In Michigan

This Week In Michigan

| August 12, 2013 | Reply

The third sub-committee hearing on Common Core will be held this Wednesday at 10 AM in the House Office Building in Lansing.¬†¬† English Language Arts expert Sandra Stotsky will be available at 9 AM to answer your questions prior to the hearing. All of the speakers have not been announced but some lawmakers have pledged […]

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Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Committee Hearing Tomorrow

| July 30, 2013 | Reply

Tomorrow Representative Kelly will hold the second of four hearings on Common Core.¬† Remember, Common Core is only paused.¬†¬† The hearings this summer are being held to inform lawmakers.¬† A vote will be taken before October 1 to determine the future of Common Core in Michigan. The first hearing featured two pro-Common Core speakers and […]

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Petition to Stop Common Core in Michigan

Petition to Stop Common Core in Michigan

| July 25, 2013 | Reply

Ben Lazarus, Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education Trustee, discusses the Common Core Curriculum in the video below. He has also started a petition asking our lawmakers to vote against the implementation of Common core. Sign Ben Lazarus’s petition to Stop Common Core implementation in Michigan. Here’s the full petition: Petition to Stop the Common […]

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Speakers Announced for July 31 Hearing

Speakers Announced for July 31 Hearing

| July 19, 2013 | Reply

The first meeting of the Michigan House Common Core Committee was frustrating to say the least.¬† Testimony was presented by Mike Cohen, President of Achieve and Mike Flanagan, Michigan’s State Superintendent.¬† Both strong advocates of Common Core had testimony that included biased terminology, misleading statements, incomplete answers to questions and Cohen had¬†blatant lies.¬†¬† (Video of […]

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July 16 Sub-Committee Hearing on Common Core (video)

July 16 Sub-Committee Hearing on Common Core (video)

| July 17, 2013 | Reply

  Two speakers FOR the Common Core and none AGAINST intended to give a historical view of the Common Core.¬†¬† This fact was not lost on Melanie Kurdys who said, “That is very disappointing to me in terms of balance,” Kurdys said. “He’s [Rep. Kelly] assured me that the next meetings will be more balanced.” […]

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Dates for Common Core Hearings in Lansing

Dates for Common Core Hearings in Lansing

| July 5, 2013 | Reply

Hearings for Common Core will be held in Lansing,¬† The dates are as follows, The first meeting with be on Tuesday, July 16th from 9-11 a.m. in room 521 HOB. This meeting will bring in testimony on the history and timeline of common core and then the MDE will testify on how it is being […]

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