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Jeb Quits Saying ‘Common Core’. Hopes Parents Forget?

Jeb Bush and his Foundation for Excellence in Education have been one of the loudest proponents on Common Core.

Now Bush is running for president, headed to Iowa soon and he’s going silent on Common Core. Hoping voters forget? Not gonna happen.

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Pearson Is Everwhere: NJ’s $108 Million Contract

Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time we looked at Pearson’s methods of silencing opposition. Today we’re looking at their $108 million dollar contract in New Jersey associated with the PARCC tests. Continue reading

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The Common Core Weekend Reads – 1-11-15

These are the Common Core Weekend Reads for January 11th, 2015. This is a review of the past week of news on Common Core nationwide and in North Carolina. Articles are organized by category. Prior Edition of Weekend Reads: 1-4-15   NC … Continue reading

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Common Core Aligned: iTunes Apps

“…to create just these kinds of tests—next-generation assessments aligned to the common core. When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well—and that will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching.” – Bill Gates, 2009 Speech To Natl. Conference of State Legislatures

The goal is to align everything so that students and the money have nowhere to go but Common Core.

Everyone and their brother is cashing in on online learning. There’s good and bad with that. That includes those rushing to get in on apps and courses for the fundamentally flawed and experimental Common Core.

At Apple’s iTunes, there are 23 “free” Common Core courses: “Your lessons. Your materials. Together on iPad.”

More of the ‘personalized learning’ theme that has been attempted to be promulgated by Common Core advocates.

Of course, these course are tied to PARCC, which multiple states have dumped:

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Required Reading For The NC Common Core Replacement Commission

Over at the Pioneer Institute, Jim Stergios has a must read for the Common Core replacement commission. In fact, this is a must read for the legislators at the North Carolina General Assembly, who will be hearing from parents if the Commission is used for ‘show’ by those attempting to force a rebrand scenario.
The article addresses the false hand-wringing we saw over Race To The Top money, the unfunded mandate Common Core places onto the states and the unpredictability of future costs.

Some other main points the article draws, but pointing to Ohio and how they appear to be getting repeal done ‘right’: Continue reading

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PARCC Chief: “This is not a testing agenda; it’s a equity agenda.”

PARCC Chief Laura Slover’s rhetoric at the Colorado Association of School Executive’s Same Speed CCannual summer meeting was stunning.

First, she believes these tests as ‘beautiful tools’ then she goes on an tear about equity and then says they are ‘game changers’. I think Ms. Slover needs a reality check. This is a very unpopular standardized test. Statements like these are not image improvers.

Excerpt from Chalkbeat with emphasis added: Continue reading

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