“The Commission shall assemble content experts to assist it in evaluating the rigor of academic standards. The Commission shall also involve interested stakeholders in this process and otherwise ensure that the process is transparent.” – SB 812
The NC Common Core Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) was supposed to be set up in a fashion so that the process of removing Common Core would be open and transparent to the public.
So far, only those able to attend the meetings in person have been able to see what is going on. Even attending in person, materials used by presenters thus far have not been made available to the public in a timely manner and in some cases, are still not available.
The Department of Administration took a while getting the website for the ASRC up. The address was announced at the third meeting. What gives DOA?
Looking at the site, if you know how to find it since there is no portal or menu to send you to it, there is little to inspected and no video or audio of any of the three sessions can be found there. The second meeting is the only one with extensive documentation.
Those like myself in attendance say that video was being taken at these meetings. Where is it? Probably the same place the funding for the commission is:
“Funding is still issue. Lacking funds prevents the Commission from bringing in experts” – November 17th ASRC Minutes
Where is the transparency? No video up. Scant amt of docs => NCDOA > Academic Standards Review Commission > Resources http://t.co/wXjKSWa6BN
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) December 5, 2014
It’s worth noting that after the Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) gave their ELA presentation, changes were made to the Common Core documentation they presented on. I have confirmed that the ASRC asked for the list of changes and has not received a said list from DPI. I also asked for it and have not received it yet.
UPDATE: Thank you Carolina Plott Hound for linking!