Author: Netsmart

“Teacher Voices” and Common Core

This article was originally published on the Civitas Institute web site. In “Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards,” Keith Poston of the Public School Forum argues against changing the Common Core math and English standards, since he believes members of the state’s Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) are working to […]

Who Wrote the Common Core Standards?

Want to know more who wrote the Common Core Standards and how? Our friend Suzette Lopez distributed to the TAE listserv a great little powerpoint  about the individuals who wrote the Common Core Standards —  using their own words…. It will shock and surprise and — if you’re not already involved in the fight against common […]

ASRC meets next Monday

The second meeting of the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASCR) is next Monday, October 20th.   The Commission will meet from 1 p.m. to  5 p.m.  in the Commission Room, 5th floor of the State Administration Building, 116 W. Jones St., Raleigh.  ASRC was created to provide a full review of Common Core Math and […]

So where are the parents?

The first meeting of the Academic Standards Review Commission — better known as the Common Core Standards Review Commission — will meet next Monday, September 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Fourth Floor of the State Education Building in Raleigh. Appointments to the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASCR) were completed earlier this […]

First meeting of Common Core Review Commission is Monday, September 22nd

The first meeting of the Academic Standards Review Commission  (ASRC) will be held Monday, September 22, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. in the State Construction Office Conference Room, 4th Floor, Education Building  301 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC.  The North Carolina General Assembly established ASRC in summer to review and replace Common Core math […]

Appointments made to Common Core Commission

A number of appointments have recently been made to the Academic Standards Review Commission. S.L. 2014-78 created the commission for reviewing Common Core Math and English Standards and making recommendations to the State Board of Education.  The legislation established an 11 member Commission. As of today, 8 members have been named. They are: Mrs. Sara “Katie” Lemons […]

More reasons why local parents should be very concerned about Common Core

Thanks to Common Core, my 9-year old daughter was just exposed to an ugly historical incident involving false gang-rape allegations. See below for images of the assignment she brought home yesterday from her Wake County Elementary School.  As you can see it is an assignment designed to help students with their reading comprehension. It is […]

George Will destroys Common Core

What’s wrong with Common Core?  On Monday night George Will gave a brilliant  2 minute critique  that says it all.  It’s worth viewing.          

North Carolina takes a step to remove Common Core

Today was the fourth and final meeting of the Legislative Research Commission Committee on Common Core State Standards. Among their recommendations is a proposal to remove Common Core ELA and Math Standards and establish a commission to review and recommend new standards for North Carolina Public Schools. This is a first step to regain North […]

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