The Common Core Weekend Reads – 4-25-15

Clinton CoreThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for April 25, 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: 4-19-15

Note – There will be no Weekend Reads for May 3rd as I’ll be traveling back from Right Online 2015.

NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) Updates:
Reminder:  April 30th is the last day for leaving Feedback on the standards using DPI’s ridiculous survey.

I was unable to attend the April meeting and I’d like to thank you to Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association for their detailed meeting notes.

I would encourage everyone to read them. The sparring between Ann Clark and Dr. Scheik surrounding Common Core being one-size-fits all is important. What is equally important is the re-direct Co-Chair Peek gave to their sparring.  Related excerpt below:

“Dr. Scheick shared an article about a sample exam from NC that kids knew the wrong way to do math problems, and half the kids did worse than guessing. Andre stated that the standards we have now have issues that whatever recommendations are the result of this commission, they have to be inclusive, no one left out, and no remediation should be required of those entering college.”

Dr. Scheik refers to an article in the above passage. I think it is likely this one by Dr. Terry Stoops.

April 20th meeting materials:

Next ASRC meeting:  May 18, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM



“The parents are tired and they’re ready for people to start listening, and we don’t want this. Our kids are suffering because of it,” said Kelly Watson, who noticed a change in her 8-year-old daughter since the standards were introduced.

“Hate it, absolutely hate it,” said Nikki Tashiro. “I want Common Core gone. I hate that the first three weeks of school, my 6-year-old asked me if she could be a dropout. She won’t be in public school next year if Common Core continues. Education is so important, but to me this is not education. This is child abuse.”

“But your question is really a larger one. How did we end up at a point where we are so negative about the most important non-family enterprise in the raising of the next generation which is how our kids are educated?”
– Hillary Clinton discussing Common Core, Caffeinated Thoughts









About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The Tennesee Star and North State Journal. She's also the former Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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