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Grabar: The Gradgrinds of the Common Core

By Mary Grabar Special to Roll Call April 9, 2012, Midnight How good a player would Arne Duncan, former basketball pro and current secretary of Education, have been had he not been allowed to play a pickup game or idly bounce a ball? How many great players would there be had they not been able […]

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2+2=What? Parents Rail Against Common Core Math

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.” What could be so horrible? Grade-school math. As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that […]

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Arizona high school pulls ‘Dreaming in Cuban’ book from curriculum

Associated Press   SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. –  Sierra Vista school administrators yanked a book from classes this week following parental complaints of sexually graphic material. The novel “Dreaming in Cuban,” a National Book Award finalist, has never generated this sort of controversy before, said author Cristina Garcia. Also, the American Library Association, which tracks books […]

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Common Core: Unions oppose smutty Black Swan Green book

NEWBURG, N.Y. – Once again, another book that is pornographic in content has been discovered on the exemplar list. Many people do not understand that the Common Core Standards have attached to them a set of appendices. Those appendices have curriculum, list of suggested readings and examples of reading difficulty to which the standards refer. The […]

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Losing Our Liberty: The Video

A chilling video of a parent being thrown out of a Baltimore education forum is drawing wide attention. The parent, Robert Small, was asking critical questions about the Common Core, America’s new, de facto national school curriculum. After being dragged out of the forum, Small was arrested and charged with second-degree assault on a […]

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What is Common Core?

6 solid reasons to avoid service online essay writers. David Barton explains what Common Core is. Learn now you can HALT Common Core  from standardizing mediocrity, undermining federalism, costing precious resources, undermining privacy with data-mining, indoctrinating with dark content and reshaping all schools with unproven tests and curriculum.

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