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The National Common Core Standards System

This heavily referenced, 48-page document is the result of three months of research effort on the part of members of Arizona’s Mommy Lobby, with the help of Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project.   It has been distributed to Arizona’s House and Senate Education Committees, Governor Ducey’s office, most of Arizona’s leadership, as well […]

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The Movement Against Common Core Has Made Education Reform a Key Issue on Capitol Hill

By Katrina Jørgensen No one seems happy about the current state of primary education in the United States. This month, members of the House may have to confront that reality, plus deal with a number of unpopular or failed solutions, according to the Washington Examiner. The pressure to fix a top-down government system comes directly from […]

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Common Core Fight Moves from Louisiana Legislature to Fall Elections with Jindal to Sign Compromise Bill

By Julia O’Donoghue Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to sign the Common Core compromise bills approved by the Louisiana Legislature, but that doesn’t mean the conflict over the controversial academic standards has come to a close in this state. It means the fight is shifting from the Louisiana Capitol to this fall’s ballot box. Supporters and opponents of the […]

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Education Leaders Want More Time to Assess Common Core in Arkansas

By Rose Ann Pearce Common Core State Standards is a term that elicits strong support or strong opposition among Arkansans without discernible middle ground in the discussion. The standards were adopted in Arkansas in 2010 by the Arkansas State Board of Education. Four years after implementation, concerns linger that the standards were adopted without input […]

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The Slow Death of Common Core

The slow death of Common Core By Alan Caruba Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal. That was followed by ObamaCare […]

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How Common Core is Killing the Textbook

By Rachel Monahan On a sunny January afternoon, the heaviest things in six-year-old Miriam Foster’s backpack were her lunch box and her jacket, making it manageable for the kindergartener’s walk home. “She does it herself from here to home, and home to here,” said Miriam’s mom, Tawankon Foster, 31. Her light load was not unique. […]

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Pioneer Institute: Common Core Will Damage U.S. History Instruction by Combining it with Language Arts

By DR. Susan Berry  A new study, published by the Boston-based research group Pioneer Institute (PI), demonstrates the serious repercussions of the Common Core standards’ approach of merging academic disciplines. “By trying to include U.S. History in English language arts (ELA), Common Core will further damage history instruction,” reads a PI press release about the study that analyzes the […]

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Surprise, surprise: Common Core Masterminds Behind New AP U.S. History curriculum

By Glenn Beck As the Common Core debate rages on, there is a new curriculum parents should be concerned about. The College Board recently rolled out the latest version of its Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) curriculum that some 450,000 high school sophomores and juniors around the U.S. will enroll in this fall. Perhaps […]

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How Common Core is Coming to Homeschoolers

By Paula Bolyard   Many homeschooling families believe that they can remain insulated from the effects of the unpopular Common Core curriculum by maintaining control of their curriculum in their home. In states like Ohio, parents have the freedom to choose the curriculum with little oversight from the state, so it’s natural to think that […]

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Controlling Education From the Top: Why the Common Core is Bad for America

  Executive Summary The Common Core State Standards Initiative presents the following problems:1. Manner of creation and propagation – The national Common Core State Standards (the “Standards”) were not created by the states, but rather by private organizations in Washington,DC, with lavish funding from private entities such as the Gates Foundation.The federal Department of Education […]

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Common Core Divides Private Schools

By Kate Rogers Published November 21, 2013 FOXBusiness   The Abundant Life Christian School in Madison, Wis., says it approaches education from a holistic standpoint by incorporating religious and other components into its curriculum, but there’s one element the private school won’t be integrating into its classrooms: Common Core. Common Core standards, which were introduced […]

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