Category Archives: Education

AFT Rides The Fence With Common Core

Over at Huffington Post, Randi Weingarten has an op-ed up. Weingarten rides the fence with this op-ed. It’s titled ‘Tuning in to Teachers’. I wonder when we’ll see one called ‘Tuning into Students’?

Here’s the excerpt I was concerned with; emphasis added:
The most intense debate concerned the Common Core State Standards . Teachers have been told that these are an essential building block to help all students be ready for college and career, yet stories of inadequate resources and preparation for teachers and students were as legion as they were heartbreaking. The anger over the emphasis on testing and the profit-seeking developers of tests and textbooks as well as other “edupreneurs” was evident and justified. Continue reading

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What’s Up With Carrboro High’s White Cultural Dominance

Equity my any means necessary.

I had to see this one to believe it. Below is a portion of the Carboro High mission statement. Emphasis added.

Carroboro High School Core Belief

Vision for Equity and Excellence: Continue reading

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On My Way To ‘We Will Not Conform’

Right now, I’m on my way to Dallas to take part in We Will Not Conform, a Common Core Call to Action.
I’ll be joining over a dozen other great people trying to spread the word about the fundamentally flawed education reform, Common Core, later this evening. Those bringing their knowledge to the table include:

Michelle Malkin, David Barton, Matt Kibbe, Dana Loesch, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere, Kyle Olson, Katheen Jasper, Shane Vander Hart, Heather Crossin, Emmett McGroarty, Heidi Huber, Josh Breechan, Jenni White, Dr. Terrance Moore, Dr. Jay Spencer, Brian Glicklich, Becky Gerritson, Andrea Dillon, and Ellen Wheeler.
Show starts at 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern. Hope you’ll join us and find the resources you need to stop Common Core in your state. Continue reading

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Common Core Still Tanking in NY

Via Neal McCluskey on Twitter:

In NY poll, #CommonCore taking a beating among registered voters (see Q35)

— Neal McCluskey (@NealMcCluskey) July 21, 2014 Continue reading

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Moore Schools Communication Director Hired At Over $72K

Per the, Moore Schools has hired a new Communications Director to replace the outgoing one.
Moore County Schools has announced the appointment of a new community relations advisor to replace the retired Tim Lussier.

Amber Rach has more than 15 years of experience in communications and administration, including higher education. Her background includes public relations, editing, publications management, crisis communication, event management and writing.

Before joining Moore County Schools, Rach served as director of the professional writing certificate program and assistant professor of writing at Methodist University in Fayetteville. She previously served as assistant vice chancellor for university and community relations at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
-The Pilot.Com, 7/15/14

The article didn’t include the salary for Ms. Rach, so I wrote to the author, John Lentz. His reply in email indicated that her salary was going to be $72,475.
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