Category Archives: Common Core

10-20-14 NC Common Core Commission Meeting

This is a live blog of the October 20th NC Common Core Commission meeting. This is their second meeting. Updates will be most recent at the top. Continue reading

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NC Governor’s Common Core Commission Pick Swings and Wiffs

Andre Peek wants to talk to experts on Common Core English Language Art.

Will the Governor’s pick start out this ballgame by at least hitting a line drive towards learning the facts? Let’s see — Via News and Observer, emphasis added:

Andre Peek, co-chairman of the new Academic Standards Review Commission, said the body wants to first make sure that it’s familiar with the current Common Core standards before recommending changes to the State Board of Education. He said the commission will review English language arts on Monday and math in November.

Peek said Robin McCoy, director of K-12 curriculum and instruction at the state Department of Public Instruction, will explain the language arts standards to the commission. He said they wanted to hear from people like McCoy who are experts in the subject matter. Continue reading

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Cabarrus Conservative Alliance Endorses Rep. Pittman

His opponent, Earle Schecter, is a hot mess as evidenced by his turning an education town hall in a school into a political campaign event. That’s a no-no.

Consider that Schecter is a NYC Democrat who moved to NC in 2010 with no political experience.

Are You Ready For Earle? Hell. No.

Fear not.
The Cabarrus Conservative Alliance has endorsed Pittman. See below.

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7th Grade Common Core ‘Close Reading’ Covers Rape, Restorative Justice

Common Core’s ‘close reading’ has come under fire by opponents in various states and by members of the Common Core validation committee as having subjective, inappropriate content and lacking historical or contextual foundations needed to interpret excerpts given to students. … Continue reading

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