Over half of Tennessee teachers say, “Abandon Common Core”

September 25, 2014 1 Comment

A survey of 27,000 teachers in Tennessee follows the national trend of declining support for the Common Core standards. As more teachers are using the standards in the classroom, they are finding that they don’t work. Teachers were asked: Will teaching to Common Core standards improve student learning? Only 39% responded yes, which is down […]

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Gov. Jindal Teams Up with Dr. Stotsky Tonight to Fight Common Core!

September 9, 2014 3 Comments

Don’t miss tonight’s big event, “Common Core: The Government’s Classroom, as Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.) teams up with the well known Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Jane Robbins of the American Principle’s Project, Neal McCluskey of the CATO Institute, Will Estrada of the Home School Legal Defense Association, and Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) to fight Common Core. […]

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Indiana teachers admit following Common Core

September 5, 2014 2 Comments
Indiana teachers admit following Common Core

An angry parent submitted a letter she received from her child’s school. The 5th grade teachers at Highlands Middle School sent a letter to parents asking for $5.00 to buy books to “facilitate teaching the National Common Core Standards.” The teacher chose the program because it would “give students the rich nonfiction reading experience demanded […]

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Indiana’s “new” standards fail to prepare for STEM

September 5, 2014 1 Comment

Stanford mathematician James Milgram eloquently warns that Indiana’s new standards won’t prepare students for STEM careers. While the  “new”  standards added back in some of our former standards such as Trig, Pre-Cal and Calculus, Milgram reveals that the advanced courses “were added to standards that couldn’t support them.” Milgram states the obvious, you can’t get to […]

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Was federalism restored when Indiana “voided” Common Core?

September 4, 2014 1 Comment

Listen to Heather Crossin give a speech on how true federalism was NOT restored by Indiana’s attempt to void the Common Core Standards. In a step by step manner, she presents the problems with the process of the development and adoption of Indiana’s “new” standards, and reveals that, for all practical purposes, Indiana simply slapped […]

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