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Why Does Gov. McCrory Keep Listening to Eric Guckian?

Common Core is a fundamentally flawed experiment being performed on our students. Proponents have been unable or unwilling to defend the standards from real criticism ranging from the loss of local control, age and developmental inappropriateness to the intrusive data collecting to the fact it’s “higher standards” goal is to get kids into a “non-selective 2 year college”.
Yet, in the face of all of all the complaints, our Governor is still mooning over the standards:

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory said the Republican-driven bill to repeal the Common Core education standards “is not a smart move,” using his strongest language yet to warn against an effort pushed by conservatives in his own party.

“These are things we need to correct and recognize,” he said, citing concerns with implementation and testing in remarks at a Raleigh meeting of the N.C. Business Committee for Education, a group that supports the standards. “But again, you don’t just throw out the whole thing if you have some minor issues you need to fix. We are trying to get some of the language out of the current bills in which we toss the whole thing out with no replacement.” – N&O

With all due respect, Governor, I’m saying this as someone who voted for you and backs you but… BULLCRAP.

The article at N&O goes on to say the Governor hasn’t said he would veto it or not. Veto it and watch the moms descend on your mansion with bullhorns and signs and trust me — we won’t be accepting of cookies either.

Common Core is not just ‘one minor issue’ but a landslide of problems, the first and foremost being the standards are COPYRIGHTED. Do you understand that Governor? We are at the mercy of two D.C. trade organizations to dictate what we do in our schools. Have you read Appendix B? Have you read my open letter to you? If you have, re-read it because it clearly didn’t make a dent. If you haven’t, then I respectfully suggest you do so: Open Letter to NC Gov. McCrory On Common Core Continue reading

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Who Wants To Keep Your Kids Tied To Common Core At #NCGA?

Yesterday, HB 1061 passed the House. The Chamber of Commerce Core was there making noise and fear mongering hoping to kill the bill. Did it work? Who wants to keep our schools and children prostrate to two D.C. trade groups and to a flawed, experimental set of standards?
Who voted no to HB 1061?

Representative(s): Adams; Alexander; Baskerville; Bell, L.; Brandon; Carney; Cotham; Cunningham; Earle; Farmer-Butterfield; Fisher; Floyd; Gill; Glazier; Goodman; Graham, C.; Graham, G.; Hall, D.; Hall, L.; Hamilton; Hanes; Harrison; Holley; Insko; Jackson; Lucas; Luebke; Meyer; Michaux; Mobley; Moore, R.; Pierce; Reives; Richardson; Terry; Tine; Tolson; Wilkins; Wray

Every single one of them is a Democrat.
Looks like the very people complaining about “politicizing” the standards have just drawn their own “politicizing” line in the sand… right over our children and their education. Continue reading

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A Must Read For #NCGA Worried About Race To The Top

With the passage of HB 1061 yesterday and the discussion of it the day before at the House Education Committee, we heard some rumblings and worries about the Race To The Top grant. This worry we will have to pay back funds unused is a Red herring, people.

Get up to speed first – see what the deal is and how our education leaders committed us to the brand name Common Core in our grant BEFORE the standards were even released:

About that RTTT Grant – PT I
About that RTTT Grant – PT II

Once you are up to speed, now hit this article at Breitbart entitled, “NC Nervous About Ditching Common Core Standards”.

The main thrust of the article is some legislators are worried about having to return Race To The Top Funds. I think Rep. Holloway’s remarks were meant to stem the worries about it, not necessarily that he believes we would have to give it back. From the Breitbart piece, emphasis added: Continue reading

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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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Replace Common Core – #HB1061 Passes NC House

HB 1061- Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs passes the NC House on second reading. Third reading was a voice vote.

North Carolina is one step closer to being free of the experiment, fundamentally flawed Common Core!

NC’s #NCGA #HB1061 passes 78-39! Bill will be sent to Senate! #StopCommonCore @michellemalkin @TruthinAmEd @manateespirit

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) June 4, 2014

The Senate also met today at 1 pm for their version, SB 812. It passed through committee there as well. It’s a good day for read education strides in North Carolina!


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#HB1061 On House Calendar 6-4-14

Today, the House Education Committee passed HB 1061 (Replace Common Core To Fit NC’s Needs). Edition two of the bill has been filed with the history. Changes include a smaller commission size and tightening of certain language. It also calls for repealing of 115C-174.11(c)(3) in section three. Read in detail about that section and see the run down of what went on at the House Education Committee meeting here.

According to the bill history for HB 1061, the bill has been removed from the Appropriations Committee calendar and placed on the House Calendar for tomorrow, June 4th.

Action: Get on the phone. Call your Representative. Ask them to please support HB 1061 and vote YES.

Also important is SB 812. This is the companion bill to HB 1061. The Senate Education Committee will hear discussion on SB 812 tomorrow at 1 pm. Read here to see how you can support SB 812. Continue reading

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