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Keeping Up With the Common Core

Keeping Up With the Common Core

| June 28, 2013 | Reply

Along with this website, there are several excellent websites to help you learn more about Common Core, national education standards, and assessments.   Stop Common Core in Michigan does not endorse nor agree with all the views expressed on these websites but we offer them as possible resources to gain helpful information about the Common Core […]

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Upcoming Events to Learn More about Common Core

Upcoming Events to Learn More about Common Core

| June 27, 2013 | Reply

Stop Common Core in Michigan will be speaking at various events around the state.  We will continually be updating this post with new dates and events around the state where you can learn more about Common Core.  So check back often. On Thursday July 18 we will have a speaker in Sandusky MI, at the […]

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Common Core and Private/Homeschooling

Common Core and Private/Homeschooling

| June 25, 2013 | Reply

The Heritage Institute blog, The Foundry, writes, New information on Common Core “alignment” by the ACT, SAT, and even GED exams raises questions about the impact Common Core will have on private and homeschooled students and their ability to “opt out” of the federally incentivized standards if they want to apply for college. …Proponents of […]

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House Sub-Committee on Common Core

House Sub-Committee on Common Core

| June 22, 2013 | Reply

Members of the House Sub-Committee on Common Core Standards were announced.  The House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards will be chaired by Saginaw Township Republican Tim Kelly. Legislators on the panel include vice-chair Rep. Amanda Price (R-Park Township); Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills); Rep. Dave Pagel (R-Oronoko Township); Rep. Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage); Rep. Bill […]

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The Federal Game of “Duncan May I?”

The Federal Game of “Duncan May I?”

| June 21, 2013 | Reply

In the June 15, 2013  GOP weekly radio address Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), a former U.S. education secretary who now serves as the Senate education committee’s ranking member sad, “..we have a major disagreement about who should be in charge of our one hundred thousand public schools that educate fifty million American children.   To […]

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HIllsdale Lecture on Common Core

HIllsdale Lecture on Common Core

| June 20, 2013 | Reply

Common Core Education without Representation posted an excellent video today. HIllsdale College Professor Daniel B. Coupland speaks about the servile quality of Common Core’s skills-based focus: “As long as students are told that the end of education is a job or a career, they will forever be servants of some master.” He profoundly says: “If […]

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A Rational Explanation Against Common Core Funding and Implementation

A Rational Explanation Against Common Core Funding and Implementation

| June 19, 2013 | Reply

In a recent news article, State Rep. Brandon Dillon, D-Grand Rapids, said  he has yet to hear a rational explanation for halting funding. “Almost all rational, reasonable people, whether Republican or Democrat, think this is the right thing to do for children,” With a simple analogy, I’d like to offer a rational and reasonable explanation […]

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Summer Hearings Planned to Separate “Fact from Fiction”

Summer Hearings Planned to Separate “Fact from Fiction”

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Reply

Now that the budget has been signed by Governor Snyder, House Speaker Jase Bolger (R) has asked lawmakers to get informed about Common Core.   Toward that goal, Representative. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R), who chairs the House Education Committee is planning summer hearings on the Common Core. “I don’t think it’s bad to have standards. It’s […]

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Now that we hit “pause” what’s next for Michigan?

Now that we hit “pause” what’s next for Michigan?

| June 14, 2013 | Reply

With the Governor’s signature the implementation of Common Core and related assessments has been paused.  The standards cannot go forward without the approval of the legislature.   According to House Speaker Jase Bolger that decsion is likely to happen “in the fall.”  “I’ve asked members to go home all summer, to talk to people in the […]

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Governor Snyder signs budget

Governor Snyder signs budget

| June 13, 2013 | Reply

Today, Governor Snyder signed the $49 billion which included a provision that blocks the implementation of Common Core and related assessments unless they are authorized by the legislature. Snyder has also expressed frustration with budget language prohibiting the Michigan Department of Education from using any funding to implement programs or assessments related to Common Core, […]

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