Tag Archives: PTA

What They’re Saying About Education In NC (8/26/15) – #NCED

Some quick hits on what’s going on in Education in North Carolina (8/26/25)

-SLOW DOWN
-FOOD FOR THOUGHT
-ACT SCORES
-KEA and K-3 ASSESSMENT UPDATE
-NC SUPERINTENDENT RACE

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Local OH PTA: Money Didn’t Play Into Common Core Support

Money drives the Common Core. Money spent on it and money to be made from it. Gates has dropped over $2.6 million into the National PTA. So when a local PTA official in Ohio said the following, I chuckled and shook my head:

During the legislature’s Common Core hearings, Rep. Andy Thompson, R-Marietta, the sponsor of the bill to eliminate the standards, has pressed several pro-Common Core witnesses about their affiliations, influences and funding — focusing particularly on whether money came from the Gates Foundation.

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Thinking About Joining the PTA? Might Want To See What They Support.

Kids all over the county head back to school. At orientations, joining the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is part of the mix. When my oldest went to Kindergarten, I hopped in with both feet and signed up. This was prior to finding out how the PTA had backed Common Core, mind you. I stuck around for a second year while my kid was in First grade, even after it became apparent this was ‘not my mom’s PTA’. This article might sound familiar to some of you reading it out there. Continue reading

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PTA Gets Owned For Pro-Common Core Posting On Facebook

One of my Common Core Mom-Brigade pointed this Facebook post out to me made by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA has been pro-C0mmon Core out of the gate, they think it’s just great. Parents are now wise to it and aren’t taking it lying down. The comments on the post say it all: Continue reading

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