Sign the Petition. Tell Gov. McCrory To Stop Common Core
The Latest from The Lady
- Charlotte Observer Associate Editor Takes Pot Shots At McCrory
- “The event is for Chamber of Commerce members only”
- It’s Bad, Bad Common Core
- Tennessean Author’s Chuckle-worthy Defense of Common Core
- Indiana Dept. Of Ed Survey For Migrant Students Using Federal Funding
- Opportunity Scholarships Allowed Ahead Of Future Ruling
- Market Analysis Confirms Common Core Is A Cash Cow
- NC Budget Deal, Occupy Monday and Hagan
- Common Core Architect Coleman’s Apoloattack
- Advancing NH’s Public Education And Dishonesty
Past Musings from The Lady
Category Archives: Err What?
Just kidding. Moral Monday only slams businesses on the Right who contribute to causes. Far Left, Progressive businesses? They can contribute anything they want.
Behold, CREDO mobile! Awesome. An Activist cell phone. Just what we were missing. CREDO is the progressive’s choice in mobile phones for those concerned about their cell phone being liberal on the issues of “Women’s Rights, Climate, Marriage Equality, Peace and Social Justice”. Check out their staff.
Press release below with the big announcement: Continue reading
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
The headline to this story is not from The Onion, but BBC news:
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.
The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.
This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.
The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year – and possibly go on sale by 2018.
The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.
I wonder if it will have the same guarantee Gates gave on Common Core: Continue reading
A Wilmington Police Chief opposes the repeal of Common Core? Do tell. Now, why would a Police Chief be weighing in on legislation like this? Via StarNewsOnline, emphasis added:
Wilmington | Wilmington’s police chief will join others Thursday at a demonstration in Raleigh in support of Common Core education standards, according to a news release from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
Chief Ralph Evangelous is expected to join Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock and Brevard Police Chief J. Phillip Harris Jr. to urge lawmakers to reject legislation to replace the nationally developed academic standards used in more than 40 states, the release states. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an organization of more than 5,000 law enforcement leaders, including 91 in North Carolina.
The standards that establish what a student should learn in each grade level would be phased out in North Carolina under legislation that cleared a General Assembly committee Tuesday.
Last year students’ test scores fell by about 30 percentage points, which state education officials say is the result of more stringent testing than in the past. Many lawmakers say the tests may not be appropriate and are concerned the state is giving up its control of education.
– F.T. Norton
Let’s ignore the reason the end of year scores dropped 30 points was likely due to Common Core and look at why this police chief is involved here. Focus in on the highlighted passage above that include Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. That group has an acronym — FCIK. They have some sort of tie to ESEA, but their own page does not contain the PDF describing it anymore; the link goes nowhere.
I’m sure this organization does some wonderful things, however they and this chief are out of their depth and very misinformed about the Common Core. This letter shows that misinformation both on the bills in question and the Common Core quite painfully.
On their website, they have this disclaimer at the bottom of the page:
2014 © Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a membership organization of law enforcement leaders and crime victims under the umbrella non-profit Council for a Strong America.
Council for a Strong America rang a bell for me.
It rings a big bell at the Gates Foundation – $1.7 million last year alone to promote Common Core.
KEEP READING Continue reading
Everyone’s been paying attention to the annual “White Privilege” conference in Madison, Wisconsin. They’re also focused on Dr. Pook – the Common Core Standards contributor who claimed his reason for working on the standards was his “White Privilege”.
Well, a weekend ago (May 16-17), Lawrence University held their own “White Privilege Symposium”. Lawrence University is also in Wisconsin. Who knew the Cheese state was so racially obsessed? Just in case you were wondering, this is indeed 2014…
Via Facebook: Continue reading