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Your Action Needed: Stop H.R. 5 Student Success Act

By Heritage Foundation   You can call their office, tweet, or post on their Facebook page.  Be sure they know you expect them to take a principled stand and vote NO! Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind: The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) Status:  On February 11th, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed […]

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Study: Common Core Standards Will Have Little to No Impact on Student Achievement

The Brookings Institution’s 2014 Brown Center report states: It is doubtful that even the most ardent Common Core supporter will be satisfied if the best CCSS can offer–after all of the debate, the costs in tax revenue, and blood, sweat, and tears going into implementation–is a three point NAEP [National Assessment of Educational Progress] gain. The 2012 […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Common Core

By Julie Borowski 1. Common Core is a Federal Takeover of Education The ultimate goal of Common Core is to have every school district follow the same national standards. This is a failed educational approach that will undermine educational quality and choice. States and local communities better know how to design standards based on their students and […]

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Common Core

Common Core is a national educational initiative to further increase the standardization of public school education. Thus far, the more that becomes known about Common Core, the more the opposition to it increases. It has become a focus of controversy in states across the country.   On Aug. 23, 2013, David Barton  hosted a national television program about […]

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Pending Victory for Sound Education in South Carolina

Common Core was issued an eviction notice from the South Carolina Senate after H.3893 received a unanimous 42-0 second reading vote. After three years of working to rid our state from the misguided Common Core, I am please to report that we have won a great victory.  With Senate amendments firmly in place, H.3893 is […]

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New Hampshire Dad Arrested at School Board Meeting After Complaining about Assigned Book’s Racy Content

William Baer was arrested at a school board meeting in Gilford, N.H., after he complained the school failed to notify him about graphic sex in a book his daughter’s class was reading. BY PHILIP CAULFIELD  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:40 PM JOSH YOUSSEF/VIA YOUTUBEWilliam Baer, above, was arrested at a Gilford, N.H., […]

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New Hampshire Father Opposes Required Reading of ‘Pornographic’ Novel in 9th Grade English

GILFORD, N.H. – William Baer has encountered some eyebrow-raising policies and practices during his children’s years in public schools, but he still wasn’t prepared for what he discovered last Wednesday night. That was the night Baer learned that his 14-year-old daughter had been assigned to read a novel that contains a passage so sexually explicit […]

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The New A.P. U.S. History Exam: Providing Opportunities for Indoctrination

College Board dictates for the new Advanced Placement U.S. History exam have already garnered criticism. Jane Robbins and Larry Krieger charged that the new course of study “inculcates a consistently negative view of the nation’s past.” Units on colonial America stress “the development of a ‘rigid racial hierarchy’ and a ‘strong belief in British racial […]

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Teacher Resigns Citing Common Core

My Resignation Letter Posted on April 7, 2014 by Pauline Hawkins Dear Administrators, Superintendent, et al.: This is my official resignation letter from my English teaching position. I’m sad to be leaving a place that has meant so much to me. This was my first teaching job. For eleven years I taught in these classrooms, […]

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Pushing Back Against CommonCore's Deep-Pockets Lobbyists

Michelle Malkin: Pushing Back Against CommonCore’s Deep-Pockets Lobbyists NOTE:  This is also a ‘don’t miss a word’ article!!By Michelle Malkin | @michellemalkin | Published on 04.06.2014 5:30 p.m. Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing […]

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Why Three Teachers Are Taking a Stand Against Common Core: ‘We Need to Remove It’

Susan Kimball, Tonya Pobst, and Heather Drury are all educators in the state of Missouri who have taken a stand against Common Core, a controversial new set of academic standards that critics say will “dumb down” America’s children and open the door for data mining activities on students. “When my students walk into my classroom, I have […]

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Pedophilia, Incest, and Graphic Sex: Excerpts from a Common Core Reading List Book for 11th-Graders That Will Make You Blush

HCC Analysis: Disturbing Content in Common Core Editor’s note: The following story contains graphic language. Discretion is advised. Common Core, the controversial set of education standards being pushed by many state governors and education leaders, is coming under fire for its selection of a book that’s on the suggested reading list for 11th graders (i.e. 16- […]

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You’ve Just Got to See What a ‘Frustrated Parent’ Wrote on Their Child’s Common Core Math Assignment

HCC Analysis: The Problems with Common Core Mar. 24, 2014 2:34pm Oliver Darcy One purported father’s response to his child’s Common Core math assignment is making waves around the Internet. Posted to a popular conservative politically-oriented Facebook page, a fed-up dad appears to have authored a hard-hitting note to his child’s teacher in the space given to […]

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Fed Up With Their Kids’ Failing Math Grades Under Common Core, These Parents Took Matters Into Their Own Hands

HCC Analysis: Common Core’s Failing Results  Parents fed up with their kids’ declining math grades under newly adopted Common Core standards took an unorthodox step to remedy the problem: They pulled their children out of school for an hour a day to teach them at home. Nine parents took their seventh- and eighth-graders from math class […]

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Massive, Risky Experiment on Your Kids

HCC Analysis: Understanding Common Core   By Dr. James Milgram, Emmett McGroarty Published July 30, 2013 Controversy is swirling about the new Common Core national standards, which are designed to transform K-12 education in English language arts and math. Especially in the area of math, Common Core proponents insist that it is the only way […]

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