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The Friday before the Christmas holiday, the NC Academic Standards Review Commission
(ASRC) met for the last time.
This final meeting was their fifteenth in as many months. And they blew it. Continue reading
Some spectators at the final NC Common Core Commission meeting took notice when commission member Jeannie Metcalf got up, walked out and did not return.
Her departure was right after the first vote on the first set of math recommendations. Some of us in the gallery surmised that she left because of Dr. Scheik being given the third degree in a rather ugly and purpose driven way. We were right.
I asked Mrs. Metcalf what happened and if her leaving was due to what happened to Dr. Scheik during the math recommendations portion of the meeting. This was her response:
Folks in North Carolina know how Google challenged our media are. Friday’s reporting on the NC Common Core Commission was no exception.
Several outlets cited ‘Teacher Amanda Garrison’ as relieved that Common Core was ‘saved’ and at least one had video of her inaccurately disparaging the Minnesota math standards.
Quote from WNCN:
“It’s not been proven to be any better than what Common Core has to offer,” said Amanda Garrison, a Burke County teacher. “ I am a Common core advocate so I will say that I am against changing our standards for K-8.”
Dear Ms. Garrison, actually yeah – Minnesota does have proof – their test scores.
KEEP READING… AMANDA IS A LOYAL NCAE MEMBER… SEE NCAE’S MARK JEWELL NOTING THAT THE FIX WAS IN FROM THE START… Continue reading
As I had predicted, the majority of major North Carolina news media outlets showed up to the final meeting of the NC Common Core Commission meeting on Friday.
I had a chance to speak with a number of them off camera and several of them were confused about how the Commission could vote down the math recommendations when for months they had unanimously said the Common Core math was fatally flawed.
Here are links to the articles from each outlet so far:
KEEP READING… Continue reading
Yesterday was the 15th and final meeting of the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC). The general consensus going in was that the ASRC knew the math was pretty bad and needed to be replaced. The English Language Arts (ELA) was also deficient in many areas and needed fixing.
Backing up for a moment, it is important to know that various pro-Common Core groups, including WakeEd Partnership, NCAE, SAS, NC Chamber of Commerce, BEST NC, have been attacking the ASRC in the media. In particular, these groups took aim at the proposed recommendations in math.
Jump ahead now to yesterday’s meeting you might be expecting to hear that after 15 months the ASRC put forth their recommendations and they passed them in a vote. However, that’s not what happened.
KEEP READING… Continue reading
A round up of education news from around the state of North Carolina and beyond.
Highlights: Student growth in Wake county, School choice booming in Wake schools, Common Core Commission’s final meeting, NCAE blows off the law, safety concerns in Wake schools.
REMINDER: Today is the NC Common Core Commission’s final meeting.
It is from 1-5 pm today on the 7th floor of the Department of Public Instruction building in Raleigh. The public is encouraged to attend. Continue reading
A quick round up of education related news in the state of North Carolina and beyond.
Highlights: Teacher pay stats, School choice narratives begin, Congress Passes ESSA to see what is in it, Not A homeschool updates, Higher Ed salaries revealed.
Also a BIG story -NCAE ‘refused’ to give info to NC State Auditor.
Reminders: FINAL Common Core Meeting is DECEMBER 18th.
ACTION: ACTION ALERT: CONTACT THE NC BOARD OF ED – #StopCommonCore
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