Highlights: They had to pass ESEA to find out what’s in it, NC Common Core review’s final meeting, WCPSS spending millions, NC report cards, Prof. Adams strikes back TFA agitators & Stuff Atkinson Says.
Reminder: The final Common Core Commission meeting is DECEMBER 18th.
Related: N&O Wages War On Standards Review Commission
Also: Yet ANOTHER Clueless Common Core Op-Ed From The Editorial Board – #NCed #StopCommonCore
#2 – Illinois School District Settles With Feds To Let Cross-Dressing Boy Shower In Girls’ Locker Room
They reached a “settlement”?
No, the Fed backtracked due to the public outcry over their dictating who can pee or change in what room and yet still got what they wanted. This was basically the original offer given to the student by the district and it allows for the student to change IN the girls facilities:
“The student will use a separate, semi-private area in the girls’ locker room of his public high school.”
Some displeased denizens brought signs. “Settling is losing” read one, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“I’m not intolerant, and I’m not a bigot,” Jeff Miller, parent of a district daughter, said at the meeting, according to the Tribune. “People have the right in this country to live their lives the way they see fit, and I respect that. When it starts infringing on other people’s rights, that’s when it becomes a problem.”
See my article on this topic at Civitas and the follow-up piece about Governor McCrory getting into the fight. It looks like the Governor was right to get involved given the outcome of this “settlement” .
#4 – Please Go To My Website… – #StuffAtkinsonSays
QUESTION: How are we graduating nearly 86% when the NC School report card released this week shows NC students who are “career and college ready” at 47.9% and grade level proficiency at 57.9%?
#5 – Extra Tutoring for 3rd graders who can’t read
While it is good we are identifying kids like this, remember that these kids currently in third grade have known nothing but Common Core. The retention rates and rates of students being put into the program are tell-tale of the effects of the standards.
#9 – In Franklin County, Federal Court Orders Keep Schools Desegregated
Notice not one mention of test scores or proficiency ratings anywhere in that story?
#11 – The biggest Richard in Higher Education
Professor Mike Adams does not disappoint in his rebuttal to unhinged Professor Greenleaf’s latest unsolicited email tirade.
#NOTAHOMESCHOOL updates, courtesy of Carolina Plott Hound