Category: Events

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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