Tag Archives: Michael Brickman

Gov. Walker: ‘If Reelected, I’ll Replace Common Core’

This weekend, Scott Walker announced that if reelected he will replace Common Core. I’m sure the Common Core peddling Michael Brickman of the Fordham Institute is unhappy to hear that. Brickman was education adviser to Walker when Common Core was adopted. Brickman also did a song and dance at the NC legislature during the Common Core committee hearings. I also had a chat with him on Pete Kaliner’s show on WWNC.


KEEP READING… Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, LL1885, Pat McCrory, The Articles | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Scott Walker Calls For Legislature To Repeal Common Core

Wisconsin the next state to join the Common Core repeal movement?

Michael Brickman hardest hit? => Gov Walker Calls on the State Legislature to Pass Legislation to Repeal #CommonCore http://t.co/3iJvuuonqM

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) July 18, 2014

For those of you not understanding my reference to Michael Brickman in the tweet above, let me explain. Michael Brickman was the education adviser to Governor Walker when Wisconsin went with the Common Core. Michael Brickman is a policy wonk at the Fordham Institute and has spent the last year or so going around to state legislatures telling them how crappy their standards are compared to Common Core. He’s been proven wrong on a few occasions.

Brickman brought his act to North Carolina’s Common Core Legislative Research committee at the General Assembly last year. He touted the Fordham ‘Grading Report’ as proof North Carolina’s standards were subpar. He failed to mention that the Gates Foundation funded it. You can read more about the adventures of Mr. Brickman and my radio run-in with him in these articles:

MO State Senator Takes Fordham’s Brickman To Task (video)
Fordham Spox: NC Standards Pre-Common Core Sucked
NH Radio Host Takes Fordham’s Brickman To The Woodshed

Here’s the press release from Governor Walker. It’s short, sweet and to the point: Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, Pat McCrory | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

NJ’s Governor Moving On Common Core

Common Core backlash has hit New Jersey.
At the recent National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Tennessee, Governor Chris Christie made statements that he intends to issue an executive order on Common Core at some point this week. While Christie didn’t go into specifics on the order, he did say this:

Christie told the Associated Press that public skepticism about the standards can be traced to a general distrust of the federal government.

He said voters, “given the lack of confidence they have in government in Washington and that type of centralization, want their governors” to figure out solutions that work for their states.

Source -NJ.com, Chris Christie Plans To Issue Executive Order On Common Core This Week
Archer Lose the RepublicansNews outlets are reporting that Common Core was a ‘touchy subject’ at the NGA meeting. That’s ironic since the NGA is one of the two D.C. based trade groups who helped create Common Core. Read More about the NGA, CCSSO and Achieve, Inc. here.
Houston to NGA and CCSSO, you’re losing the Republicans. Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, Pat McCrory | Tagged , , , ,

NH Radio Host Takes Fordham’s Brickman To The Woodshed

Here in NC, we’re well versed in the Common Core song and dance routing of Fordham’s Michael Brickman. He thinks NC standards before Common Core ‘sucked’. New Hampshire is getting to know Brickman as well. Apparently, New Hampshire’s standards ‘sucked’ too. Radio Host Richard Girard of the Girard at Large radio show on WLMW took Brickman to task recently.

oh noes cat gates studyI’ve got the audio below and the transcript. Bear with me on the transcript, I used a service for part of it but had to fix some of what the transcription got wrong. The interview and wrap-up runs about 20 or so minutes and is well worth it. Girard’s commentary after Brickman is off the air is not to be missed! The Girard at Large characterizes it as feisty, but I think Girard took Brickman to the woodshed here.

* Big hat tip to Missouri Education Watchdog’s Gretchen Logue, who sent this interview my way. Great find! Missouri has had plenty of run-ins with Mr. Brickman. Continue reading

Posted in Common Core | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Corrections to Common Core’s Strange Bedfellows

It seems NC Policy Watch can no longer ignore the Common Core Controversy and have finally written about it. Not a bad stab at it and I was impressed to see the tie in with the financial incentives that went on in the adoption being mentioned, but there are some corrections and deeper explanations to be made. See below. Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, NCGA, The Articles | Tagged , , , ,