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North Dakota Attorney Contradicts Himself In Argument Against Common Core Lawsuit

Back in June a group of opponents of the controversial Common Core standards, a group including state Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga), filed a lawsuit arguing that the State of North Dakota entered into an unconstitutional interstate compact when it embraced the policy. Interstate compacts are allowed by the states, but must be ratified by Congress,...

Ohio's John Kasich ranks 'among the worst' anti-choice governors in nation's history

I'll tell women what their options are. Ohio Governor John Kasich is viewed as a "moderate" in many areas ranging from immigration to Common Core to climate change. But Allie Gross reports on one area where he's as dogmatically conservative as they come: reproductive health. "Kasich is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Show More Summary

Harlem Principal Who Jumped In Front Of Subway Train Had Been Accused Of Tampering With Standardized Tests

The principal of an early-elementary school in Harlem who jumped to her death on the subway tracks this spring has been officially accused of tampering with her students' Common Core exams?an allegation that a whistleblower reportedly made to the Department of Education the day that she committed suicide. [ more › ]

How Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Making Life Hell for Women Seeking Abortions

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, t he latest Republican to step into the presidential fray, has widely been labeled the moderate in a GOP field that tilts sharply to the right. Climate change? It's real. Common Core educational standards? He'll take it. Show More Summary

Principal Commits Suicide After Being Accused Of Tampering With 3rd Grade Common Core Tests

A New York City elementary school principal committed suicide after being accused of tampering with 3rd grade Common Core English tests at the Teachers College Community School in West Harlem. Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, jumped in front...Show More Summary

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“Wisconsin is doing terribly. It’s in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don’t have money to rebuild them. Schools are a disaster. Hospitals and education are a disaster. And he was totally in favor of Common Core, which [...]

Calendar: Which States' Test Score Results Come Out When

When are those Common Core test results coming back? Some have already come out, at least preliminarily. Think Oregon and Pennsylvania. Others according to this unofficial & unverified cheat sheet are: 7/15 MT 7/31 WI August VT, ID,Show More Summary

As states drop out of PARCC’s Common Core test, faithful carry on

Whither PARCC? Common Core testing consortium dwindles, but some educators are still committed.

Common Core and Martin Luther King Jr.: Is this any way to teach his famous letter from jail?

Educators are still sounding off on what they see as significant problems with the Common Core English Language Arts standards. One problem became clear in a New York Times article by Kimberly Skillen, a New York school district administrator, who was quoted about the Core dictate that more nonfiction be taught to students in all […]

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Our Exclusive Interview with InfoWars Conspiracy Theorist and Alex Jones Sidekick Dan Bidondi

Today's topics include: InfoWars Conspiracy Theorist and Alex Jones sidekick Dan Bidondi joins us for the hour to talk about Common Core, dildos, the Boston Marathon bombing, journalism, Sandy Hook, 9/11 Truth, abortion, the Second Amendment,...Show More Summary

Struggles Teaching History

Student-led inquiry of controversial topics has its pitfalls, but it should be at the heart of implementing the Common Core curriculum.

When the teacher’s edition is wrong

Perhaps the strangest thing about the heated debate over the Common Core standards for math is the fact that we are debating them at all. The standards themselves tend to be dry and abstract and have no direct impact on students. This is not to say that they are not important, but that their importance […]

The ELL "Problem" and the Common Core "Solution"

Stephen Krashen There is a problem with ELLs/Emergent Bilinguals (henceforth ELLs), but it is not the problem that is typically stated in the media. And there is a solution, but it is very different from the one that is being currently offered by the Common Core. Show More Summary

Common Core test opt-out rate for Washington state juniors as high as 53 percent

New  statistics released by Washington state’s superintendent of public instruction show that up to 53 percent of 11th-graders opted-out of the Smarter Balanced Common Core exams administered officially for the first time this past spring. The large numbers of juniors who didn’t take the test — for reasons that could include a protest against the […]

Confirmed: Education Policy Is Entirely Political for @GovChristie

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. Chris Christie, 2013 [all emphases mine]: "We are doing Common Core in New Jersey and we're going to continue. And this is one of those areas where I have agreed more with the President than not. And with Secretary Duncan," Christie said at 2013 conference for KIPP Public Charter Schools. Show More Summary

AM News: House Passes, Senate Debates - Plus OR Common Core Results

Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment During ESEA Debate PK12: Democrats cleared their first school choice policy hurdle, defeating a voucher amendment on the second day of debate on an Elementary and Secondary Education Act overhaul bill. Show More Summary

D.C. teacher: How the PARCC Common Core test hurt my students

Joseph Herbert is a math teacher at Wilson High School in Washington D.C. who was rated “highly effective” in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years under the D.C. Public School’s IMPACT evaluation system. He is also a Math for America DC Fellow, and a teacher leader at the 2015 Park City Mathematics Institute. Herbert is […]

The Great Common Core Textbook Swindle

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Only one in eight Common Core-aligned textbooks meets Common Core standards, but they were still repackaged and sold to schools, at taxpayers’ expense.

Tea partiers and liberals tell Gov. Scott Walker: ‘No more games on Common Core

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who is expected soon to announce his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has been inconsistent at best on the Common Core State Standards, being for it before being against it. Now he is being called out on his Core position by an unusual coalition of groups and individuals […]

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