Category Archives: Common Core

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

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Mooresville Superintendent Leaves District for Discovery Education

After nine years as Superintendent of Mooresville Graded school district, Dr. Mark Edwards is departing for a vice president position with Discovery Education according to a press release by the company.

Mooresville Tribune also reported:

Edwards announced his plans at 10:45 a.m. during a meeting with the MGSD Board of Education. He has accepted a position as senior vice president of Discovery Education, a digital-based educational content provider, working in the company’s Charlotte office.

Edwards, 63, said he will leave the MGSD in August. He and his family will continue to live in Mooresville, where his son is a rising junior at Mooresville High School.

Sources inside the district say that Edwards’ departure coincides with questions about change orders and the rising costs for the performing arts center which he has been a proponent of.

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NC Parents: We Have A Bill To Offer Traditional Math. It’s Your Turn To Act.

The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) was not fooled by the NC Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) attempt to make cosmetic changes to Common Core’s high school Integrated math.

The NCGA set up a bill that lined up with the findings of the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC). The NCGA’s proposed bill initially replaced the Integrated math. View the Bill: HB 657. Continue reading

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