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#DM7 Article: The NC Common Core Rebrand Attempt

This is a reposting of my weekly DaTechGuy article: The NC Common Core Rebrand Attempt

By A.P. Dillon

The repeal of Common Core from the North Carolina state statutes and the formation of a standards replacement commission as set out by Senate Bill 812 brought hope to the citizens who had been fighting Common Core. That hope was not without skepticism of a possible rebrand attempt, which has turned out to be justified by the comments made recently by North Carolina’s State Superintendent and Governor. Continue reading

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Gov McCrory Signs NC Up For “Workforce Academy”

Governor Common Core Rebrand has just entered North Carolina into another program created by a non-elected, publicly unaccountable entity. Funnily enough, one of the same non-elected, publicly unaccountable entities that brought us Common Core: The National Governors Association. I spotted … Continue reading

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NC Governor McCrory Unveils Operation Rebrand For Common Core (Video)

Last weekend, NC Superintendent Atkinson tipped her hand on the rebrand strategy for Common Core in North Carolina. This week on the same program, NCSPIN, Governor Pat McCrory repeated the same statements.

In the initial part of the conversation, McCrory made a weak dodge on testing should be called out — all major tests are Common Core aligned. Hasn’t his Teach For America Alum and Education Advisor, Eric Guckian, told him that yet?

The host confirmed with Governor McCrory that the Governor has been “a big supporter of Common Core”. McCrory answered, ” I am a supporter of Common Core but I also recognize the testing aspect needs some revision and change.”

McCrory continued and here’s where the cat is now out of the rebrand bag:

“The title of the bill of Common Core says we’re eliminating Common Core. If you read the bill, it doesn’t eliminate Common Core. It reviews Common Core and only the State Board of Education – with Bill Cobey as its chairman – can change Common Core.”

There you have it, folks.

This is the kick off of Operation Rebrand.


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Wake GOP Is Paying Attention, But Is Governor McCrory?

McCrory And Salamido Comments On Common Core Repeal | Lady Liberty 1885 #wakegop http://t.co/pCarPb7qg3 pic.twitter.com/KoAQbO5YFb

— Wake County GOP (@WakeCountyGOP) July 21, 2014 Continue reading

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About That Textbook Commission

Our Governor almost has more Democrats working for him these days than Bev Perdue did.
I’ve already pointed out his Democrat education advisers, now I’m talking about the textbook commission. It is important to note that these appointments come by the recommendation of the NC State Superintendent — June Atkinson. The chairman of this commission is subject to her approval.
Out of a total of 22 appointments, the Governor has increased the number of Democrats in place that his predecessor had to 12. He kept most of the prior commission members in place however this commission is one person less than the 2010-2014 commission.

Dr. Terry Stoops at John Locke had the count at 4 Republican, 11 Democrat, 3 Unaffiliated and 4 no party information available. I have a different count of 6 Republican, 12 Democrat, 3 unaffiliated and 1 with no party information available. A side-by-side comparison of the two commissions can be viewed here.
The discrepancy may be because it would seem the same people serving on the 2010-14 commission have shifted the county listed by their name in the Governor’s press release. I’ve captured both and using the NC Board of Elections voter look up tool, was able to track down a few of those missing party affiliation.
It is important to note that in the new additions we now have Rodney Trice, the Director of Wake County’s “Equity Affairs” office. Other changes include the loss of Sanguine (R), Cox (U), Pearce (R). Additions include Novey (U) and Trice (D).

A word to parents Continue reading

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