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The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part III
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The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part III

A great thing about being American is that if you are unhappy with how things are run in one state, you are free to move to 49 others.  The same goes for businesses. If you are unsatisfied with one company, you can take your money to another establishment. 

09/30/2013
Common Core Fails Update 9/27/2013
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Common Core Fails Update 9/27/2013

09/27/2013
The Common Core Fight is On in Tennessee
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The Common Core Fight is On in Tennessee

Common Core is awfully unpopular for something that’s supposed to be so great. State after state is trying to keep academic freedom alive, and Tennessee is joining that list. Hearings have been held in the Volunteer State, and the fight is on. 

09/26/2013
Common Core Destroys School Choice
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Common Core Destroys School Choice

An important part of why many parents favor school choice is it increases the chances their kids will get into a good college. Private school students and homeschoolers regularly score higher on college entrance exams than most public school children.

09/26/2013
Deneen Borelli on Hannity "Parent Arrested for Protest of Common Core" 9-23-13
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Deneen Borelli on Hannity "Parent Arrested for Protest of Common Core" 9-23-13

09/24/2013
Governor Rick Scott Withdraws Florida from Common Core Test
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Governor Rick Scott Withdraws Florida from Common Core Test

Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott fought for children in his state and for the 10th Amendment in one fell swoop. He did this by removing Florida from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARC), the consortium creating Common Core tests, of which Florida was the fiscal agent.  Scott’s executive order began:

09/23/2013
Common Core Takes Over in LAUSD
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Common Core Takes Over in LAUSD

Last week, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) debated the funding of Common Core, deciding to delay approval on the proposed $113 million implementation budget. The board waited a week to decide, over the objections of board members who wanted the approval as rushed as the rest of Common Core has been.

09/18/2013
Common Core Inspires Students to ...Strive for Mediocrity
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Common Core Inspires Students to ...Strive for Mediocrity

The more I learn about Common Core, the more I am reminded that the federal government fails at managing… anything. These uniform national curriculum standards are bad for students, teachers, parents, taxpayers, and really, society as a whole. The federal takeover of education needs to be immediately reversed for the sake of our future prosperity. 

09/16/2013
Testimony by Stacy Shore, Missouri
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Testimony by Stacy Shore, Missouri

BY Stacy Shore

My journey to fight Common Core started before I knew what it was. It began when our school district started a pilot of the Common Core curriculum when my son was in the 3rd grade. My curiosity became heightened when he would come home with 5 word problems, and we would work those problems together… with a standard algorithm, get the right answers, send it back to school, and have it come home with all answers counted incorrect. I would call the teacher confused why all of his problems were counted wrong even though they were right. The teacher notified me that no longer was the “right” answer the objective. Math was all of a sudden about the process, not the answer. And so my journey began.

09/16/2013
Common Core Testing Battle in California
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Common Core Testing Battle in California

In Los Angeles, there’s an unusual fight over Common Core. This fight is about testing before implementation. Although it is set to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year, a proposed bill (AB 484) was supposed to have their standardized testing align with those standards this year.

09/16/2013

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