Category Archives: Common Core

Do Your Kids Watch ‘StoryBots’ on Netflix?

Do your kids watch StoryBots on Netflix? Are they using StoryBots games in school?

Did you know that those games are Common Core aligned?

This is a fine example of the ‘gamification’ of education. Continue reading

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Homeschooling Still Booming In NC, Up 34% Since Implementation of Common Core

Homeschooling numbers are up again in North Carolina.

The number has jumped by 11,415 more students than the previous year and represents the largest number of students homeschooling in the state history. That’s a 10.7% increase over the previous 2014-15 school year.

For point of reference, the 2012-2013 school year was when Common Core was implemented in NC. Since then, the number of homeschooling students in NC has increased by 30,290 or 34.43%.

The number of homeschools rose as well, from 67,804 in 2014-15 to 74,653 in 2015-16. That’s in increase of 6,849 students or 10.1%. Continue reading

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Sunday Matinee: Stanley Kurtz on the College Board Monopoly and Common Core

Sunday Matinee: Video of Stanley Kurtz at Civitas CLC 2016.

“Common Core is just the beginning. What most people still don’t understand is that the College Board, the non-profit company that creates the SAT test and all of the many Advanced Placement exams, poses an even greater threat to local control, state authority and traditional American values than does Common Core.” – Stanley Kurtz, CLC 2016

Here’s the full video: Continue reading

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