Tag Archives: North Carolina

Letter: Common Core Erodes Kids’ Love Of Learning

As seen in the Mooresville Tribune: Common Core Erodes Kid’s Love Of Learning.

The letter to the editor begins in the middle of page 9A and continues to 10A. It is not available yet on their website, but instead in their e-edition.

The author has sent me her original copy, which includes text regarding Dr. Sandra Stotsky the Mooresville Tribune did not include. The title was also changed.

Read the whole thing here: Continue reading

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Common Core Aligned: ACT Replacing Tests With “Aspire”

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Common Core aligned ACT and WorkKeys. Here’s a quick refresher from that article on what WorkKeys is and how this is impacting NC:
WorkKeys is developed by ACT, the college admissions testing group. WorkKeys is described like this on their site:

“ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.”

NC uses these ACT tests – According to the ACT site, there are four ways to find out what job is the right one (starting in 8th grade) in North Carolina: EXPLORE, PLAN, WORKKEYS, ACT.

EXPLORE is about to go Bye Bye — read what is replacing it and how Pearson is partnering to push it out. Continue reading

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The Gates Coup Of Education

Over the weekend, the Washington Post featured an article on Bill Gates and his foundation, which supplied nearly 3 billion in funding to develop, promote and push Common Core. Gates couldn’t do it alone, he needed the Department of Education on board and dangle a carrot in front of the states. He got it with the Race To The Top grant. What resulted was an education coup.
What opponents have been saying from the start is true: Common Core is not state-led. It’s Gates-led.

The follow-up article today in the Washington Post calls it just that, an education coup. The opening of this article lays bare the key spots of how this happened, with little or no vetting by the states.

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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Action Alert: AFP Educational Freedom Rally In Raleigh

In my inbox this morning from Americans For Prosperity, notice of an education rally being held in Raleigh. This is a great chance for those looking for school choice, concerned about educational freedom and for Common Core fighters to connect. Details are below, pass it on!

Details and RSVP link:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Raleigh, NC – RSVP HERE Continue reading

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New Fundraising Tactic: Cursing For Clay

Want to attend a Clay Aiken fundraising event? You need to meet certain criteria.

Bring money
Be a Democrat or Liberal
Have a tolerance for F-bombs

Also, stick around to see Aiken’s interview with the News and Observer Continue reading

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