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Holshouser Legislators Retreat 2015

The 2015 Governor Jim Holshouser Legislators Retreat took place yesterday. I managed to capture some of the topics via Twitter from the hashtag #HLR2015. The main theme gleaned from it appears to be your kids are “human capitol” which is the “life bud” of business:

Cheryl Oldham: Human capitol is the life bud of business. Need steady pipeline of talent & strong k-12 foundation. #HLR2015 @icwcheryl

— The Hunt Institute (@Hunt_Institute) January 12, 2015

All your kids are belong to them?

This event was by invitation only. From the Hunt Institute website:

2015 Governor Jim Holshouser Legislators Retreat
“Event attendance is by invitation only. If you have an invitation code, please enter it in the form to the right to view more information about this event.” Many NC legislators attended. Was yours there? Ask them.

Please see my Storify Article, Holshouser Legislators Retreat 2015, for more.

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Chamber Watch: High Achievement NY Coalition

Chamber Watch: Keeping an eye on the Chambers of Commerce Core Today’s Article: Coalition Supports Common Core Related Read:  High Achievement NY: Common Core Must Work Because We Don’t Want to Face Arne   “BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – With the Common Core … Continue reading

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“The event is for Chamber of Commerce members only”

If you live in Holly Springs, there’s a meeting about your kids education but you’re not invited. It’s for the Chamber of Commerce members only. Via News and Observer:

Local and state officials – including state Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam and Wake County school board member Susan Evans – will participate in a panel discussion at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.

The speakers will talk about capped schools, new school construction, Common Core standards and achievements at local schools.

“We’re trying to make sure the business community in Holly Springs is aware of developments, because it affects them,” said Tom Wyrick, owner of Whizard Academy in Cary and Holly Springs, who helped organize the event. Continue reading

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Chamber Watch: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Watch: Keeping an eye on the Chambers of Commerce Core

Today’s article is on the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Connie Majure-Rhett, president and CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, wants you to know that Common Core is not a curriculum. We’ve come full circle folks. Defenders of the Core have returned to their first major talking point: “It’s just a set of standards”.

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Chamber Watch: NC Chamber Of Commerce Fear mongers On #HB1061

Chamber Watch: Keeping an eye on the Chambers of Commerce Core

Today’s article is on The NC Chamber of Commerce. Yesterday the NC General Assembly’s House passed HB 1061, Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs. The response of the NC Chamber of Commerce was to fear monger:

Fear Mongering & False. RT @NCChamber: HB1061 sends a signal to job creators in NC & every state that NC not ready to compete. #ncga

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) June 5, 2014

The NC Chamber has pushed the flawed and experimental Common Core as some kind of magic bullet that will create this amazing “21st Century Workforce” without one shred of evidence that these standards do anything they claim to. In fact, the evidence is to the contrary: Continue reading

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