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“Buyers Remorse” On Common Core?

ABC has an AP article up called Buyers Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers. “Buyers Remorse” On Common Core? Years after adoption and after a slew of slick presentations and truckload of education buzzwords, the reality of Common Core is coming home to roost — but only after citizens stood up and made noise. Our policymakers were all to comfortable to just nod and pat each other on the backs over Common Core. There is the lesson learned here: don’t take your eyes and ears off the powers that be.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Gov McCrory Signs NC Up For “Workforce Academy”

Governor Common Core Rebrand has just entered North Carolina into another program created by a non-elected, publicly unaccountable entity. Funnily enough, one of the same non-elected, publicly unaccountable entities that brought us Common Core: The National Governors Association. I spotted … Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: The NGA and Common Core

This is a repost of my weekly column at DaTechGuy Blog: The NGA and Common Core


By A.P. Dillon

The National Governors Association (NGA) met recently in Tennessee. They had a lot on their agenda. Noticeably missing: Common Core.

That doesn’t mean that it wasn’t talked about, in fact, it would seem the press actually asked about it. Governors Fallin, Christie and Walker all had comments on it. I’ve captured those below: Continue reading

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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

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Is Governor McCrory Listening On Common Core?

The National Governors Association is finding their involvement with Common Core to be a true double-edged sword. An article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye titled, Common Core Becomes Touchy Subject for Governors Group. The article allows one free view before a pay-wall jumped up, so read the whole thing.

In particular this quote resonated:

“Common Core has become a divisive issue in our nation, with the concern that the federal government is trying to mandate standards down to states,” Ms. Fallin said Friday. “The governors are listening to their voters and their constituents back home who are concerned about the federal overreach into states, and each governor will do what’s in the best interest of their states.” – Wall Street Journal, 7/11/14

Is Governor McCrory listening to the voters here in North Carolina and the legislature who is moving along the replace bill? Or is he still listening to Eric Guckian?
We’ll find out, I suppose. Continue reading

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Common Core Conflicts Of Interest from Massachusetts to NC

Well, as Common Core and the high stakes testing controversy heats up nationwide, more calls for accountability and of conflicts of interest emerge. We’ve seen Oklahoma Governor Fallin be called out for her dual role with the National Governors Association. This time in Massachusetts.

North Carolina has a similar conflict, as our State Superintendent of Education also serves as President Elect of the CCSSO – one of the two trade organizations responsible for Common Core and who hold the copyright on the standards. Continue reading

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Article: Who Does Gov. Mary Fallin Serve?

I’ve been harping on NC’s State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson for her dual role as the President of the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers), which is one of the two D.C. trade organizations who created the Common Core and of which hold the copyright on the Standards. The CCSSO was paired with the NGA (National Governors Association) and with the help of Achieve, Inc., the Common Core Standards were formed.

Truth In American Education has an op-ed up titled, Who Does Gov. Mary Fallin Serve? that takes aim at Fallin for serving both as Governor of Oklahoma and the Chair of the NGA. Oklahoma has had several bills bubble up addressing Common Core, only to have amendments neutering them crop up. It’s happened again: Continue reading

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