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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 […]

WikLeaks Drops Clinton Speech Excerpts: Common Core Was “A Political Failure”

On Friday, WikiLeaks dropped documents pertaining to Hillary Clinton surrogate, John Podesta. Along with those documents was a collection of excerpts from her paid speeches of which Mrs. Clinton has refused to release. The speech excerpts are indexed and there is a section on Education. Specifically, she calls Common Core a political disaster. Clinton incorrectly […]

6 Years Later, Common Core is still Age and Developmentally Inappropriate

Many parents fighting Common Core have pointed out how age and developmentally inappropriate Common Core is in the elementary grades. Six years later, nothing has changed. Parents protecting their kids by opposing the standards were openly ridiculed and, in many cases, intimidated into silence. As a parent of a child who entered Kindergarten the same […]

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 […]

Common Core Support Has Plummeted 40% Since 2012

Education Next has performed an annual poll which shows Common Core support has cratered 40% since 2012. Here are a few highlights, some are direct quotes from the report: “In 2016, 50% of all those taking a side say they support the use of the Common Core standards in their state, down from 58% in […]

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 […]

Court Rules For Gates Backed Group, Kills Common Core Ballot Measure

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled  that the language of the proposed  Common Core ballot initiative is unconstitutional. The challenge to the ballot question was brought by the Massachusetts Business Alliance (MBA) in an appeal filed earlier this year. The MBA has received over $750,000 in grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The ruling was […]

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