The battle against Common Core is heating up. Michigan Governor Snyder, in an appearance with Obama’s Secretary of Education, expressed support for the Common Core pitting him against many in his own party. The proposed budget to de-fund the Common Core is the current battleground. The pressure upon Michigan lawmakers, especially Republicans, to follow […]
State Representative Tom McMillin who has been spearheading our efforts in the Michigan Legislature had an op/ed published in The Detroit News. “Draw a deep breath,” I tell myself before explaining my opposition to the Common Core system. There’s not one reason to oppose it, there are several. And they go to the core of […]
Update: June 6, 2013 With the vote of the Michigan Senate this week, Michigan has pause language on Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessments in the budget. In summary, it says the pause will remain in effect until the legislature votes to stop the pause. State Superintendent Flanagan has called for hearings to take place […]
Do you want to learn more about the Common Core State Standards? Jane Robbins of American Principles Project offers a helpful five-part video primer.
The Michigan House passed an education budget bill with an amendment that stops state funding for the implementation of the Common Core and its assessments.