The Common Core Weekend Reads – 2-8-15

Forrest CoreThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for February 8th, 2015.

This is a review of the past week of news on Common Core nationwide and in North Carolina.

Articles are organized by category.

Prior Edition of Weekend Reads: 2-1-15


 

NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) Updates:

NC ASRC Site 
Next ASRC meeting: February 16th, 1-5 pm. Be aware, location published for February is Dept. of Administration, but January’s meeting was moved on short notice to Dept. of Public Instruction. I contacted Chris Mears at Dept. of Administration and he indicated he thought it would be at the same location as January’s meeting (DPI).

NC UPDATES:

QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

“When I imagine myself administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), I picture my students struggling and failing. And not because they are academically weak – but because test designers have created a test meant to yield this failure. This failure will undo the confidence I have strived to build in them. Instead of acknowledging and nurturing kids on their own path of learning we are punishing them because they fail to learn fast enough; yet it is the system’s failure we are ignoring.”
-Living Dialogue, Julianna Krueger Dauble: My Statement of Professional Conscience

“Yet the most astounding statement I have read is the claim that Common Core standards are ‘internationally benchmarked.’ They are not. The Common Core fails any comparison with the standards of high-achieving countries, just as they fail compared to the old California standards. They are lower in the total scope of learned material, in the depth and rigor of the treatment of mathematical subjects, and in the delayed and often inconsistent and incoherent introductions of mathematical concepts and skills.”
– Bluegrass Institute via Truth In American Education, Quote of the Day: Common Core international benchmarking??

LEGISLATIVE/LEGAL:

POLITICAL/PROTESTS:

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES:

THE WEEKEND READS:

TESTING UPDATES:

VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

 

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and StopCommonCoreNC.org. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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