Tag Archives: Common Core Math

ICYMI – What Matters for Thursday, January 7, 2016 – #NCpol #NCed

ICYMI – I was on the Freedom Action Network radio’s What Matters show yesterday with Chad Adams. You’ll find me at just after the 34 minute mark.

We talked about charters, Lt. Gov Forest, Common Core and Unhinged Jere Confrey.
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NC Media Confused By Common Core Commission Antics – #ASRC

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:

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Common Core Commission Blasted By Citizen After Final Meeting – #ASRC

As I wrote earlier, the NC Academic Standards Review Commission cannibalized one of their own in yesterday’s final meeting.

One citizen fired off a letter to the commission, sarcastically blasting them for the turn of events that took place.

Here’s the letter:

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NC Common Core Commission Turns Cannibal; Scuttles Math Recommendations – #ASRC

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.

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Mathematician and Author Responds to #WCPSS Board – #NCed #StopCC

After being attacked by the Wake County School Board and then again the News and Observer Editorial staff for daring to speak out against Common Core, parents have about had it with these useful idiots.
Author and Mathematician Barry Garelick brings some sanity to the topic with a simple comment on an article. A comment that nails exactly the issue at hand with Common Core math. Continue reading

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On ACT Test Results… I Told You So. – #nced #stopcc

In early September, I reported on North Carolina’s ACT scores. They were dismal. They were especially dismal for North Carolina minority students.
A recent article at Breitbart by Dr. Berry highlights just how bad these ACT scores are – particularly for Minorities. Sense a theme here? Continue reading

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Bev Perdue Amazed By 2nd Grade Common Core Math

Bev Perdue: Isn’t Common Core great!?!?

Yeah, Bev, great.
Great by how overly convoluted it is and how badly it confuses our kids. I can’t wait to see the kids doing this stuff now hit complex concepts in algebra and geometry and try to make ‘buckets’ to figure it out. Continue reading

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