Category: Legislative Updates

Indiana Governor signs bill to repeal Common Core

Indiana Governor signs bill to repeal Common Core

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

On Monday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill to repeal Common Core.  From the Indianapolis Star “Less than four years after Indiana became an early adopter of the national Common Core education standards, Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation Monday making Indiana the first state to opt out of the controversial school guidelines. But the […]

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Joint Hearing on Assessments

Joint Hearing on Assessments

| February 6, 2014 | Reply

Due to the snow many were not able to attend the event and hearing at the Capital.   Here is a video of the entire hearing.  Thank you to those who made the journey and stayed to testify.  We appreciate it!  

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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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Where’s the transparency?

Where’s the transparency?

| October 29, 2013 | Reply

Trying to piece together the events in Lansing today is not easy but the net result seems to be clear, the implementation of Common Core will go forward but questions about the assessments and SBAC remain. Last week, the Senate cowardly gaveled through resolution S-4 as a substitute resolution to HCR-11 previously passed by the […]

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Senate Update

Senate Update

| October 11, 2013 | Reply

We’re making progress but more work needs to be done.  Please continue calling and emailing. As of today, House Concurrent Resolution 11 (HCR 11) sits in the Senator Government Operations Committee chaired by Senate Majority Leader Richardville.  There was no meeting this week.  There is a meeting scheduled for October 15, 2013 but HCR 11 […]

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Michigan DoE plans to shut down website (Updated)

Michigan DoE plans to shut down website (Updated)

| October 1, 2013 | Reply

UPDATE: Lori Higgins at The Detroit Free Press has rewritten the original article to say that the website can stay up.  Kurt Weiss, spokesman for the technology, management and budget department said. Not only will the site remain up, Weiss said, but there is also no need to remove any Common Core materials. However, the […]

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Important Legislative Update

Important Legislative Update

| October 1, 2013 | Reply

Liberal Republicans and Progressives are continuing to try and shove Common  Core down our throats!   In a vote last Thursday, September 26th, 2013, the radical  progressives voted to pass House Concurrent Resolution No. 11  which approves funding “to expend resources to implement the use  of the Common Core State Standards so long as the conditions […]

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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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HR 226: A Resolution to fund Common Core Introduced  (UPDATED)

HR 226: A Resolution to fund Common Core Introduced (UPDATED)

| September 25, 2013 | Reply

(Update:  HR 226 is now known as HCR 11 but the same issues remain.  More details here.) UPDATE:  The House Education Committee meeting has been cancelled.  Will update as more information becomes available.  KEEP CALLING!   Representative Tim Kelly introduced HR 226, a resolution to go forward with the Common Core but with some conditions attached.  […]

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Call your lawmakers and Gov. Snyder TODAY!

Call your lawmakers and Gov. Snyder TODAY!

| September 24, 2013 | Reply

Governor Snyder wants to move forward with Common Core.  October 1, is the deadline set to decide whether Michigan will continue with common national standards.   There is likely to be some action by lawmakers taken this week but the exact bill or resolution is still pending. NOW is the time to call.  Don’t let […]

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