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About ladyliberty1885

A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her current and past writing can also be found at Da Tech Guy Blog, StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.

#DM7 Article: The Common Core War Of Unicorns and Crawfish

This is a reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: The Common Core War Of Unicorns and Crawfish Continue reading

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Is It Time To #OptOut In North Carolina?

In New York, 190,836 students opted out of the state’s Common Core ELA aligned test.

The Opt Out rate at Nathan Hale High school in Seattle, Washington for the SBAC test was 100%.
The entire 11th grade glass didn’t show up.

There is test dumping going on In Jeb Bush’s Florida. Miami-Dade, which is the fourth largest school district in the nation, has just announced cutting the state assessments to the bone, including end of grade assessments or EOG’s in elementary schools.

So where is North Carolina in the Opt Out Movement? Do Parents know the EOG is Common Core aligned?

KEEP READING — SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR STATE ON TESTING Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Positions on Education in 2008 vs 2015 (video)

In case you missed it — Hillary Clinton came out defending the Common Core while on the campaign trail last week.

Clinton was attempting to ‘listen to average Iowans’.

Maybe she should listen to herself… from 2008. Continue reading

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State-Led Myth Nuked By Duncan Himself: Opt Out and Fed Will Have To ‘Step In’.

One of the most prevalent myths perpetuated by Common Core supporters is that Common Core was or is state-led.

Duncan State LedNational Review Online (NRO) picked up that myth and applied it to the Secretary of Education’s recent ‘threat’ to parents who are opting their kids out of the Common Core tests.

NRO also picked up on Duncan’s statements being translated into an attempt to mobilize minority communities to defend Common Core and the tests — because… Civil Rights, you racists. Continue reading

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The Common Core Weekend Reads – 4-25-15

These are the Common Core Weekend Reads for April 25, 2015.

This is a review of the past week of news on Common Core nationwide and in North Carolina.

Articles are organized by category. Continue reading

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