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Common Core and Community College

Common Core and Community College

| July 13, 2013 | Reply

Are Common Core Standards just for K-12?  Apparently not. The National Center for Post-Secondary Research (NCPR) published an abstract in February 2013, The Common Core State Standards  Implications for Community Colleges and  Student Preparedness for College.   The NCPR authors recommended, that community colleges use the CCSS 11th grade assessment as one in a set of […]

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Common Core is Goals 2000 Renamed for the 21st Century

Common Core is Goals 2000 Renamed for the 21st Century

| July 10, 2013 | Reply

The Michigan House Panel on Common Core will hold it’s first hearing next Tuesday with a vote predicted in September.   The Petosky News called the outlook for approval of the Common Core “decent.”    However, proponents of the standards are not taking any chances; scheduled to convince lawmakers that this is all “state-led”  is Achieve […]

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CWA Conference Call Wednesday Night

CWA Conference Call Wednesday Night

| July 9, 2013 | Reply

Second Chance to Join CWA’s “Stop Common Core Conference Call” We heard you loud and clear! The tremendous participation during Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) nation-wide “Facts About Common Core Conference Call” and overwhelming requests for another opportunity to join in is why we are hosting a second “Facts about Common Core Conference Call” on […]

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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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