Category Archives: Education

More Activism In NC Schools

More fliers and activism in North Carolina schools. This time it’s not an NCAE/Organize2020 protest flier that went home in the backpacks of our children. This time it is Charlotte Mecklenburg schools and a slanted flier about a proposed sales tax hike. Charlotte Observer has a write up here, which of course doesn’t ask questions about the validity of the content of the flier.

“CMS spokeswoman Kathryn Block told the Observer the document “was developed as an informational document only.”
– Charlotte Observer

Really? Who developed it and why is the informational document not providing where you drew your information from?

WBT-TV news story about illicit and inaccurate @charMeckSchools flyer passed out at South Meck football game by CMS. http://t.co/N5H88PpqeX

— Bill James (@meckcommish) August 31, 2014

Char-Meck tweeted out to their over 15,000 followers this two-page flier.

Here’s more information about voting and how funds from the sales tax referendum, if approved, could be spent by CMS. http://t.co/CLIB2r0dwl

— CMS (@CharMeckSchools) August 30, 2014

While the intent to promote the school’s best interests is clear, what is also clear is the bias.

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“Buyers Remorse” On Common Core?

ABC has an AP article up called Buyers Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers. “Buyers Remorse” On Common Core? Years after adoption and after a slew of slick presentations and truckload of education buzzwords, the reality of Common Core is coming home to roost — but only after citizens stood up and made noise. Our policymakers were all to comfortable to just nod and pat each other on the backs over Common Core. There is the lesson learned here: don’t take your eyes and ears off the powers that be.

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#DM7 Article: The NC Common Core Rebrand Attempt

This is a reposting of my weekly DaTechGuy article: The NC Common Core Rebrand Attempt

By A.P. Dillon

The repeal of Common Core from the North Carolina state statutes and the formation of a standards replacement commission as set out by Senate Bill 812 brought hope to the citizens who had been fighting Common Core. That hope was not without skepticism of a possible rebrand attempt, which has turned out to be justified by the comments made recently by North Carolina’s State Superintendent and Governor. Continue reading

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NC Superintendent Holding Her Own Common Core Commission

CCSSO President Elect and NC State Superintendent, June Atkinson, is apparently holding her own little Common Core Commission.

“So parallel to the work of this commission, we will be looking at the standards by inviting teachers who have used the standards for at least two to three years to give us input,” she said.
– Citizen Times

Oh really? Look out, we’ve got a “bearing false witness” alert here.CC June False Witness
Atkinson can’t be on the commission, so she will make sure Common Core gets a seen as superior with her hand-picked “parallel” group.

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Common Core Replacement Commission Named

The NC House and Senate have named their appointees to the Academic Standards Review Commission, a.k.a Common Core Replacement Commission (see below).

HOUSE (Tillis Appointments)

Mrs. Sara “Katie” Lemons of Stokes County – English Teacher
Dr. Jeffrey A. Isenhour of Catawba County -Middle School Principal
Ms. Tammy J. Covil of New Hanover County — New Hanover County Board of Education
Mrs. Sharmel “Denise” Watts of Mecklenburg County — Project Lift in Charlotte
SENATE (Berger Appointments)

Dr. John. T. Scheick of Wake County – Retired Professor
Laurie McCollum of Rockingham County – Assistant Principal
Ann B. Clark of Iredell County – Deputy Superintendent of Schools, CMS
Jeannie Metcalf of Forsyth County – Winston Salem, Forsyth County Board of Education
Over the coming week, profiles of each of the members will be posted here at LadyLiberty1885. Anyone wishing to contribute to said profiles can do so by emailing me at TheLL1885@gmail.com. The same applies for corrections, deletions or updates once the profiles are posted.

Watchdogging The Commission
I call on citizens across North Carolina ….

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