“Parents are upset across the spectrum,” said Julia Rubin, a volunteer for Save Our Schools NJ. “Nobody knew what was going on. Not just that they were monitoring. I think it’s the idea that they are monitoring in coordination with the [New Jersey Department of Education].” READ MORE
Ohio Teachers Strongly Dislike Common Core Tests
Joy Pullmann, School Choice Weekly
The results of a survey of thousands of Ohio public school teachers vindicate years of warnings from Common Core opponents that the tests will be a train wreck – both because they demand technology far beyond what most schools can support and because Common Core itself is nebulous and unlikely to produce clear test questions. READ MORE
Still uneasy about Common Core? Wait until you find out who birthed it
Though implementation of Common Core is credited to – or blamed on - the Obama administration, an education analyst says the foundation was laid by Hillary Clinton in the 1980s.
A Plea to Arizona Legislators: Reject Common Core
Common Core is not what its proponents promised, and lawmakers should not compound their mistake by carrying on with these bad standards. The Arizona legislature should take back control of the state’s education system by dumping Common Core and implementing better standards designed by Arizonans for Arizonans. READ MORE
Arizona is tearing down its Common Core standards and returning education policy decision-making back where it belongs: closer to parents and school boards. This development has angered a reporter who witnessed the procedures in the Arizona legislature week. Heartland Research Fellow Heather Kays was among those whose testimony was vital to the rejection of Common Core in the Grand Canyon State.READ MORE
Parents, you need to know that Common Core-aligned testing racketeers in your children's schools are doing everything they can to marginalize you. You also need to know you CAN do something about it.
What government doesn't want the public to know about common core...includes bipmetric bracelets to measure student acceptance of material taught.
SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) Students as young as 11 from across the state have been attending a sex conference held in Seaside, Oregon, for the past 20 years. Part of the lesson plan at a workshop at the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference is an adult website called Virtual Fem. In addition to the content from that website, numerous handouts, such as one that encourages cyber and phone sex, have been passed out to high school and middle school students in attendance. Sex Ed Conference Teaches Students How to do Sex and Drugs
Daily Caller: Iron-fisted Bureaucrats Crush Conscientious Test Objectors
Gay State Sponsored War on Children
Inappropriate sex-ed poster asks middle schoolers about anal, oral sex. The following sex education poster is from Hocker Grove Middle School in Johnson County, Kansas. This is what your children are being indoctrinated in behind your back under Washington's Common core standards. Washington Lunatics are running the asylum.
WHEREAS, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic standards, promoted and supported by two private membership organizations, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as a method for conforming American students to uniform (“one size fits all”) achievement goals to make them more competitive in a global marketplace..
5 REASONS COMMON CORE IS ROTTEN
1. Loss of Local Control: The Common Core Standards siphon power away from families and local schools and give it to the government and business leaders. Keeping the power at the federal level will result in our schools changing their standards each time a new administration steps into office. The authority for our schools should stay with us, the taxpayers, not in Washington DC.
Fact: Within the 2009 stimulus bill there was millions of $$ given to the DOE. The DOE said to cash strapped states, if you would like some $$ all you have to do is adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) plus develop a P-20 Longitudinal Data Base. P-20 LDS is the data base that will be used to track children and... teachers starting in pre-school through the age of 20. There are fields for birth and death. Gov. Quinn recently stated that he wants to start tracking at birth. Search Illinois State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to read about this.
Fact: Millions of Bill & Melinda Gates’ Foundation $$ can be found woven throughout most all of CCSS.
Fact: At the 2009 Nat’l Conf. of State Legislatures Bill Gates is on video saying we will only know if this effort has succeeded when the curriculum & tests are aligned to these standards!! Wait a minute..I thought these were exclusive of each other. That’s what the administrator’s are saying.
Fact: History shows us this is not a new thought. In a letter to Hilary Clinton shortly after she was elected senator, Mark Tucker, the then Pres. of Nat’l Center on Ed. & Economy eerily states that his plan to remold the entire American system into a seamless web that literally extends from cradle to grave and is the same system for everyone coordinated by a system of labor market boards at the local, state and fed. levels where curriculum and job matching will be handled by counselors accessing the integrated computer based program can be achieved.
Fact: The Nat’l Gov. Assoc. and the Council of Chief State School Officers (NGA & CCSSO) have copyrighted these standards. Do you know who these people are and what that means?? The NGA & CCSSO are private trade groups. They receive taxpayer $$ and received millions of $$ from the Bill & Melinsa Gates Foundation. They are not required to make much info. public. Copyrighted means no changes and nobody to call if one has questions.
The Nat’l PTA received millions $$ from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Are we seeing a bit of recurring thread here yet???
Fact: David Coleman is said to be the architect for ELA. He is quoted as saying the 2 most pop. forms of writing in H.S. today is personal writing or presentation of personal writing. The problem with that is as you grow up you realize people in this world don’t give a @#it about what you feel or think. He also doesn’t have a problem with the book Dreaming in Cuban that is one of the text exemplars. In it the character Hugo can be found biting Felicia’s breast and leaving purplish bruises and Felicia learned that Hugo likes to be slapped. Hugo likes to call Felicia his @#$ch. That’s one of the non-fiction choices.
On to math. Jason Zimba, the lead writer of the math standards acknowledges that ending w/CC in H.S. could prelude students from attending elite colleges. In many cases the Core is not aligned with the expectations at the collegiate level. If you want to take calculus your Freshman year in college you will need to take more mathematics than is in the CC . His words, not mine.
Fact: Dr. Sandra Stotsky and Dr. James Milgram, the only two educators on the validation committee. DID NOT sign off on the standards. They felt they were too low.
One last fact: The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that have been in place to protect our children has been watered down the last 2-3 years to now state that anyone that can claim they have an education purpose can obtain your child’s info.