The Common Core Weekend Reads – 03-15-15

Pearson Is Watching INGSOCThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for March 15, 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: 03-08-15


NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) Updates:

NC ASRC Site 
Next ASRC meeting: March 16th, 1-5 pm.

ALERT: Dr. Sandra Stotsky and Dr. James Milgram will be presenting at the March 16th meeting. If you make it to only one ASRC meeting, this one is it!

Related ASRC Articles:  

NC UPDATES:

QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

“I think there’s a legitimacy to tying (Common Core assessments and teacher evaluations) together, but process always matters,” Zimpher said. As SUNY’s representative, Zimpher said she is interested in sitting at the table to work on piecing out a plan for teacher evaluations.
Poughkeepsie Journal, 
VIDEO: SUNY Chancellor touts more funding, Common Core*

*So sayeth the SUNY Chancellor who formed “Higher Ed for Higher Standards”, a Pro-Common Core Higher-Ed shill group. Poughkeepsie Journal didn’t mention this group at all.
See: http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2014/06/suny-chancellor-forms-pro-common-core-coalition/

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“​When did ESEA begin to evolve in the opposite direction of what its sponsors intended (i.e., to provide federal funds for supplementary services to poor children)? It did so when federal policy makers first required tests in the name of accountability—the conceptual catalyst for changes in ESEA’s focus. Test-based accountability came into being when the Clinton administration added the requirement of one test at each educational level (elementary, middle, and high school) in the 1994 re-authorization of ESEA.​”​
-Missouri Education Watchdog, Definition of Insanity in ESEA Re-Write

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Funding for EdReports.org comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which played a major role in the development and promotion of the Common Core, as well as several other philanthropic organizations, including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.​”
-Washington Post, New ‘Consumer Reports’ for Common Core finds learning materials lacking

 

LEGISLATIVE/LEGAL:

POLITICAL/PROTESTS:

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES:  Pearson Spying Edition

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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