Remember Common Core? It’s still in North Carolina.

Despite what you hear in the media or from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Common Core is still alive and well in the state.  What DPI has done over the past five years in order to kill the firestorm surrounding the standards is rebrand them under the name ,The North Carolina Essential Standards’. DPI […]

Professor: 9/11 Lessons left out due to Common Core

An interview with Jeremy Stoddard, an associate professor of Education at William & Mary, has revealed that due to the C3 Social Studies Framework and Common Core, lessons on 9/11 are being left out. Stoddard has been studying how the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been taught in high school classrooms since 2003. Stoddard has been […]

After five years of Common Core, ACT scores show no sign of ‘College Readiness’

Recent ACT scores indicate that after five years of Common Core in most states, the standards have done little to improve ‘college readiness’.  It also appears the achievement gap for minorities is getting worse. When reading the following excerpt, remember that Common Core standards are only in Math and English Language arts. However, many states […]

Report: Common Core Testing Consortia Failing, Down 62%

6 six years and $350 million dollars in grant money later, the Common Core Testing Consortia is failing.  In fact, membership has dropped 62%. The two assessment consortia are the  Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). In 2010 the PARCC  had 26 member states and the […]

NC Parents: We Have A Bill To Offer Traditional Math. It’s Your Turn To Act.

The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) was not fooled by the NC Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) attempt to make cosmetic changes to Common Core’s high school Integrated math. The NCGA set up a bill that lined up with the findings of the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC). The NCGA’s proposed bill  initially replaced the […]

Common Core Fighter Finds Her Group On IRS Hit List

In an article published on June 10th, Dr. Mary Grabar of Georgia chronicles how her fight against Common Core in her state landed her non-profit on the IRS Hit List of Conservative groups. This is a must read, not just for every Common Core fighter, but for every American. Excerpt: After being stonewalled for over […]

NC DPI Conducting A Common Core Rebrand

In April, NC DPI tipped their hand to these changes at the monthly State Board of Education meeting.  At that meeting, it became clear that the work of the Academic Standards Review Commission’s (ASRC) math group was being utilized in some manner. [Read: ICYMI – NC’s Dept Of Public Instruction Takes ASRC Recommendations As Their Own] […]

MI Senate Committee Commits Common Core Heresy

A Michigan state Senate committee has committed Common Core heresy. They have approved a full replacement for the flawed Common Core math and English standards: pre Common Core Massachusetts standards. That sound you just heard was the collective gasp of eduwonks, ed reformers and Common Core mouthpieces. How dare they? Well, this Michigan Committee seems to […]

Don’t believe the headlines. Missouri likely just got a Common Core Rebrand.

Headlines in various outlets are claiming Missouri has dumped Common Core.  For example, the St. Louis Dispatch’s headline reads, Missouri education officials replace Common Core standards. Excerpt: While Anne Gassel, a leader of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core who also worked on the middle and high school math panel, believes the new standards are an […]

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