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Yesterday, Governor McCrory finally made his Common Core commission pick, Ralph Andre Peek. The pick came 16 days beyond the date for the first meeting as laid out by the bill McCrory signed into law.
The first meeting is slated to take place this coming Monday, at the Department of Public Instruction.
The inaugural meeting will be held on Monday, September 22from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the State Construction Office conference room, fourth floor of the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC.
The bill McCrory signed into law for this commission prohibits this. “Section 2.(a) – The commission shall be located administratively in the Department of Administration…”.
McCrory’s pick appears to be pretty much Pro-Common Core.
Ralph Andre Peek is businessman from the upper echelon of IBM who is tied to Pro-Core Teach for America, The NC Chamber’s Pro-Core ‘Hire Standards’, and the Pro-Core North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE).
Mr. Peek is listed an ‘unaffiliated” in political party registration. What is it with this Governor’s habit of not appointing folks from his own party? I can see 2016 now: Pat McCrory (U-NC).
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Spin, June. Spin.
Atkinson says it was to make information more “granular”. Come again?
Tammy Howard reiterates and says the system gives more information to teachers. Really?
Both Atkinson and Howard manage to not to mention Common Core a single time. Common Core is supposed to be high reaching, but yet we have DPI moving the goal posts.
Folks, Common Core is the reason they changed the scoring after last year’s disastrous EOC’s. By changing the scoring system, no one can compare them to last year and that is the whole point — not more “granular” information.
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Over at the National Review Online, there’s an article up titled, Common Core Validation Committee Member: ‘Nobody Thought There Was Sufficient Evidence’ for the Standards.
The article revisits the claims made by Common Core supporters that the standards raise achievement are based on evidence and then destroys the claim in about 6 paragraphs. One of the most damning few paragraphs were these two: Continue reading
On August 28th, Governor McCrory went on the air with Pete Kaliner of WWNC. The audio has been posted online and folks should take time to hear what he said about Common Core and the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC). Reminder: Governor McCrory already tipped his hand on Operation Rebrand.
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