Category Archives: Education

The Infamous “10,000” Comments On Common Core

If you’ve been following along in my journey to obtain the “10,000” comments, you know I’ve been looking for these pieces of feedback ever since Dr. Atkinson mentioned them.

Atkinson also commented during the course of the legislative research commission that there were “60,000 teachers” involved in the revision of the standard course of study. She was very vague and never brought that item up again. As of this moment, I don’t believe that there are “60,000 teachers” involved in any set of feedback for any course of study past or present. I think there’s been some “false witness” going on. Read on and see why. Continue reading

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Unanswered Questions On Those “10,000 Comments”

Those who attended the North Carolina Common Core legislative research committee meetings might remember remarks made by Dr. Atkinson about “10,000” comments or pieces of feedback apparently given on the standards prior to their implementation.

I’ve asked for those comments back in July and have yet to receive them. Perhaps publishing this question will help the data get to me. Continue reading

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Common Core Aligned: “Common Core Quest” App

“…to create just these kinds of tests—next-generation assessments aligned to the common core. When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well—and that will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching.” – Bill Gates, 2009 Speech To Natl. Conference of State Legislatures

The goal is to align everything so that students and the money have nowhere to go but Common Core.

Last time, Tabtor. Today we look at “Common Core Quest”, created by OpenEd Inc. and available on your phone. Continue reading

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Unanswered Questions On NC’s Common Core SBAC Field Test

A few months ago, I requested information on the Common Core SBAC field tests that went on this past Spring in North Carolina. I asked twice but perhaps it was lost in the shuffle.

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM
To: Vanessa Jeter
One last question on this topic if you don’t mind?
What funds were used to implement the test pilot of SBAC tests in NC this past spring? Where can I located a breakout by school of this information?

Thank you! Have a great weekend!

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Sandy Hook Commission Wants Homeschools Monitored

From my “I told you so” files:

Under a new law proposed this week by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, every homeschooling parent with a child who has been labeled with a behavioral or emotional problem would be forced to submit to a host of strict, burdensome regulations. – Daily Caller

Uh, come again? Who does the labeling? Using what criteria? What does this have to do with education? Nothing. This is nothing more than a means of tracking you and your kid.

Flashback:
Holder’s DOJ: ‘No Fundamental Right To Homeschool’

DOJ Refuses Asylum to German Family Persecuted For Homeschooling

Related Read: So Why Be Concerned About the Data Tracking of Personally Identifiable Information? A Congressional Candidate Tells You Why. Continue reading

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