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Category Archives: NC State Standards
Common Core Replacement Commission Named
The NC House and Senate have named their appointees to the Academic Standards Review Commission, a.k.a Common Core Replacement Commission (see below).
HOUSE (Tillis Appointments)
Mrs. Sara “Katie” Lemons of Stokes County – English Teacher
Dr. Jeffrey A. Isenhour of Catawba County -Middle School Principal
Ms. Tammy J. Covil of New Hanover County — New Hanover County Board of Education
Mrs. Sharmel “Denise” Watts of Mecklenburg County — Project Lift in Charlotte
SENATE (Berger Appointments)
Dr. John. T. Scheick of Wake County – Retired Professor
Laurie McCollum of Rockingham County – Assistant Principal
Ann B. Clark of Iredell County – Deputy Superintendent of Schools, CMS
Jeannie Metcalf of Forsyth County – Winston Salem, Forsyth County Board of Education
Over the coming week, profiles of each of the members will be posted here at LadyLiberty1885. Anyone wishing to contribute to said profiles can do so by emailing me at TheLL1885@gmail.com. The same applies for corrections, deletions or updates once the profiles are posted.
Watchdogging The Commission
I call on citizens across North Carolina ….
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Posted in A.P. Dillon (LL1885), Academic Standards Review Commission, Common Core, NC Board Of Education, NC State Standards Tagged Academic Standards Review Commission Comments Off on Common Core Replacement Commission Named
Required Reading For The NC Common Core Replacement Commission
Over at the Pioneer Institute, Jim Stergios has a must read for the Common Core replacement commission. In fact, this is a must read for the legislators at the North Carolina General Assembly, who will be hearing from parents if the Commission is used for ‘show’ by those attempting to force a rebrand scenario.
The article addresses the false hand-wringing we saw over Race To The Top money, the unfunded mandate Common Core places onto the states and the unpredictability of future costs.
Some other main points the article draws, but pointing to Ohio and how they appear to be getting repeal done ‘right’: Continue reading
Posted in A.P. Dillon (LL1885), Common Core, EDUCATION, NC State Standards, Testing Tagged PARCC, SBAC 2 Comments
NC Policy Watch’s Incorrect Core Conclusions
Lindsay Wagner over at NC Policy Watch keeps trying on Common Core and can’t seem to get it straight. The most recent article, Sen. Jerry Tillman: “The timing is right” to repeal Common Core (w/ video), has some great clips of Senator Tillman telling it like it is, but Wagner’s conclusions are off.
Conclusions in this article are off, but good video => Sen. Tillman: “The timing is right” to repeal Common Core http://t.co/vpW4EaU4lg
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) July 16, 2014
Here is what I mean about “off”. Continue reading
Posted in A.P. Dillon (LL1885), Common Core, June Atkinson, NC State Standards, NCGA Tagged Jerry Tillman 1 Comment
Common Core And South Carolina’s Withdrawl
There’s an article on The State this week about the SC Superintendent killing Common Core with a plan of his that he intends to execute on his way out of office. The plan tells educators re-writing the standards to ignore Common Core:
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Common Core Shutuppery Theme: Politicizing
Over the last few weeks since the North Carolina Common Core legislative study committee (LRC) released their findings, which included a bill to replace the Common Core, we’ve heard sound bite after sound bite from supporters that all contain a theme: Politicizing.
I took one egregious and hypocritical offender to task but wanted to revisit it after I found more video of her comments. I’m talking about Rep. Cotham. At the final meeting of the LRC, Rep. Tricia Cotham (who is a member of Common Core LRC) decided to grandstand and fluff her political feathers while simultaneously degrading the parents and citizens who spoke out against Common Core to the LRC. Continue reading
Posted in Common Core, Democrats, NC State Standards, NCGA, Video Tagged Common Core, Politicizing 4 Comments
Sen. Stein Politicizing, Giving Misinformation On Common Core
At a panel discussion hosted by Public Schools First NC on May 3rd, several legislators were on hand to discuss teacher pay and Common Core. Democrat State Senator Josh Stein upheld the tradition of ‘politicizing’ and ‘misinformation’ that the opposition of Common Core has come to know all too well. Memo to those doing the actual politicizing here: NC Replacing Common Core Means Leading, Not Following.
We’ll get to Public Schools First NC at the end of the article. First let’s look at what was said. WRAL, to their credit this time, explained a bit more about the commission to be formed, that the brand name Common Core is currently in our state statutes and in a way, corrects Senator Stein. The relevant portion is below; emphasis added is mine.
As for Common Core, Stein said he expects the legislature to abandon it.
“There is a great deal of misinformation. First, it’s not a curriculum. It’s a set of standards about what we expect students to know each year,” Stein said. “Second, it’s not a federal initiative. Third, it’s extremely popular with teachers. When you roll out a new program you expect kinks. You work through them.”
A student committee on April 24 approved a proposal to move North Carolina away from Common Core.
Although the bill does delete legislative language referencing Common Core standards, it does not take them out of play right away. Rather, the measure would create an Academic Standards Review Commission to develop standards “tailored to the needs of North Carolina’s students.”
The commission would be part of the state Department of Administration, not the Department of Public Instruction. It would be instructed to finish a first run at revising the standards by 2015, in time for the 2016 legislative session.
The revised standards would go to State Board of Education for approval, but if lawmakers don’t agree with the board’s position, they could override it and enact new standards themselves.
Now, let’s break Stein’s comment down. Continue reading
Posted in BlueprintNC, Common Core, EDUCATION, Moral Monday, NC State Standards, NCGA Tagged Blueprint NC, Politicizing, Public Schools First NC 2 Comments
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