Category Archives: Education

More Proof Common Core Is Not ‘Just a Set of Standards’

“It’s just a set of standards.”

Yeah, right.
I’ve got some oceanfront property in Kansas to sell you if you believe that line.
Meet EQuIP:

EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products)is an initiative of the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

The objectives are two-fold:

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Common Core Aligned: Benchmark Education Company

Those fighting Common Core know how age and developmentally inappropriate the K-3 standards are. Kids are melting down trying to do tasks that are beyond what is cognitively possible for the vast majority of them. This is especially true in the reading and writing demands placed on our youngest learners under Common Core. I know. I’ve seen it first-hand with my own child.

Proponents know this. They know the flaws of the ELA standards and the overwhelming criticism of the K-3 portion. What are the proponents doing about it? Are they altering them? Are they listening to the feedback?

NOPE.
They’re forging ahead with methods to try to force kids to accomplish what they cannot.

Enter Benchmark Education Company, which is attempting to do just that. Why? Because the thinking seems to be that if we just train more, provide more materials that somehow the brains in our kids will magically align to Common Core.

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WCSB Member Zora Felton Wants To Dig Into Your Kid’s Religion?

In the name of making sure your kid succeeds, Wake County School Board member Zora Felton wants to include your kid’s religion into the mix as part of the costly Wake County Strategic plan.

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NC DPI Gave Media Outlet Private Charter School Information

Another day, another political agenda item pushed by NC DPI and Superintendent Atkinson.

First, flashback to April, 2014 via Charlotte Observer:

“Charter schools are set up and organized as public schools. Therefore I believe salaries are to be open to the public for review,” state Superintendent June Atkinson said Monday.

Atkinson said that when the N.C. Department of Public Instruction said in March that charter salaries are not subject to public disclosure, “our attorneys misunderstood the question.”

Now flash forward.

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#NC50 House Race: Chaney vs Meyer

A little under a year ago, Graig Meyer was appointed to the NC General Assembly for district 50.

Appointed. Not elected.

District 50 now has the opportunity to remove Meyer before he does any more damage. Check out his opponent, Rod Chaney.

Since that appointment, he’s seemingly pushed nothing but far Left liberal ideas and towed his party’s line. His escapades include supporting the fundamentally flawed and experimental Common Core standards. Meyer claims to oppose over-testing, yet Common Core is jam-packed with that. The guy is clueless.

I watched Meyer spout debunked pro-core talking point after talking point at an NCGA Common Core legislative research committee meeting this past Spring. He ignored the pleas of the parents who came to speak out and instead, championed a set of copyrighted standards and the unaccountable D.C. trade groups who own them.

Dear Rep. Meyer – 40 of the 60 ppl who testified at LRC OPPOSED the standards. #Politicizing #hb1061 #stopcommoncore #ncga

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) June 3, 2014

Not surprising, since Mr. Meyer only represents like-minded people and likes to play politics with our kids. Check out this rather hateful tweet. Does Mr. Meyer realize his attempt to smear opposition includes parents, teachers and students from ALL walks of life? Apparently not:

If Tea Party #Common Core haters would read the NYTimes, they should read this. Why Do Americans Stink at Math? http://t.co/WevSC6xmgi — Graig Meyer (@GraigMeyer) July 25, 2014

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