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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.

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OK Board Of Ed To Sue To Keep The Common Core?

In a rather desperate move, the Oklahoma Dept. of Education asked their state Supreme Court to throw out the new law repealing Common Core.
Oklahoma Policy Institute:
Today you should know that parents, teachers and members of the Oklahoma Board of Education asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a law repealing Common Core academic standards. Their lawsuit argues that the bill repealing Common Core gives the Legislature too much power to rewrite academic standards and violates the separation of powers.

Exactly what separation of powers are they alleging the repeal violates? Also, is the OK Department of Education totally tone deaf? I mean, the hypocrisy in the line, “the bill repealing Common Core gives the Legislature too much power to rewrite academic standards” is rather hilarious. Only the Department of Ed is allowed to have too much power as made clear by the mere fact there had to be a REPEAL BILL?

Also out of Oklahoma — Oklahoma Superintendent Loses Republican Primary. The Superintendent (who was for Common Core before she was against it) was beaten by the challenger who was solidly opposed to Common Core. Continue reading

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