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Common Core

The New Math

May 14, 2014

This is not absurd.  In fact, it’s quite serious as it is really being taught to our children in schools in 44 states and DC: I wonder what history will look like when Common Core gets its mitts on that!

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Southern Poverty Law Center: Common Core Critics “Extremist”

May 11, 2014

The Southern Poverty Law Center (probably in dire need of attention and funds these days) has labelled those who raise their voices in opposition to the Common Core federal takeover of education standards as promoting “far-right propaganda” associated with “Fox News, the John Birch Society, Tea Part factions, and the Christian Right.” I’m not shocked [...]

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Sparring Over Common Core

April 18, 2014

While scouring the Internets this morning, I noticed RCP had two contrasting views on Common Core — the national education standards 45 states adopted without looking at them first. David Brooks takes the Ruling Class apologist’s view, basically that one should just get over it and embrace the change. Erick Erickson takes the skeptical view, [...]

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Good Start: Indiana to Dump Common Core

March 30, 2014

As it discovers more about Common Core, Indiana will become the first state that adopted the program to dump it after its initial phases are over.  Some believe that this development could start a snowball effect as more states implement the standards this Fall.  We’ll have to see where all this is going. Common Core [...]

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Anti-Common Core Sentiment Yielding Strange Bedfellows

February 4, 2014

I’ve covered the basic problems with the Common Core education initiative hoping to draw attention to an issue many people don’t fully understand, and one that we all have to deal with.  As more and more states fully adopt the program, they’re realizing how big a mess they got themselves into — an initial $10 [...]

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Common Core: A 2014 Sleeper Issue

January 12, 2014

I initially wanted to post on the horrible economic news from what should have been a gang-busters robust good news jobs report that we didn’t get on Friday, but this Common Core issue keeps reappearing, impacting local politics throughout the nation as well as my own classroom. To the uninitiated, Common Core is an attempt [...]

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Common Core Craziness

November 17, 2013

The Common Core is an attempt to nationalize the US education system in a way never before attempted.  It is skill-based, not content-based, and is not being phased in but thrust upon everyone all at once before enough long-term studies can be done on its actual worth.  It’s not adding to existing standards, it seeks [...]

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Common Core Coming to Your Kid’s School

August 19, 2013

Starting in a few weeks, schools across the nation will be implementing the Common Core education standards K-12 with bright-eyed, bushy-tailed vigor. The problem is that the Common Core has not been truly vetted and where it has been the results were not so good.  This article from The Blaze also shows a potential problem [...]

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Creepy Government “Behavioral Insights Team” to Study Us

July 30, 2013

Back when Glenn Beck was on Fox, he’d sometimes devote entire shows to radicals who Obama has surrounded himself with.  The most famous of these revolved around communist Van Jones.  Another common target was Cass Sunstein, the former Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the OMB, who co-wrote a book called [...]

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