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Fight for Academic Freedom in Ohio
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Fight for Academic Freedom in Ohio

For kids around America, school is starting soon. Kids are stocking up on school supplies and learning their new schedules. Parents are making sure that everything is ready for their children to head off to another year of learning. In Ohio, though, some last-minute legislation could change what the upcoming year will look like for families in that state.

08/02/2013
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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Common Core

The ultimate goal of Common Core is to have every school district follow the same national standards. This is a failed educational approach that will undermine educational quality and choice. States and local communities better know how to design standards based on their students and parents’ needs than Washington bureaucrats.

07/26/2013
Georgia Takes Back Some Academic Freedom
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Georgia Takes Back Some Academic Freedom

In Georgia, academic freedom is a mixed bag. Legislators in that state have accepted Common Core standards, which gives the federal government unprecedented control over testing standards in individual states. As one of 22 states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,  they handed over some of their local control to federal overseers. However, Georgia took steps this week to maintain some level autonomy. 

07/23/2013
FreedomWorks Supports North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s Request for Education Answers
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FreedomWorks Supports North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s Request for Education Answers

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks is announcing its support of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s request that the state’s Department of Public Instruction answer his questions about the implementation of Common Core standards before their August State Board of Education meeting. FreedomWorks Director of Grassroots Whitney Neal released the following statement:

07/22/2013
Anti Common Core activism begins in Idaho
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Anti Common Core activism begins in Idaho

On July 27, in Boise, Idaho common core opponents will hold a conference. The conference will be led by two different groups, which include Idahoans for Local Education and 912 Project Idaho.http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/07/18/2658782/common-core-opponents-plan-boise.html

07/19/2013
States Pushing Back Against Common Core
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States Pushing Back Against Common Core

Great article from the Daily Callerhttp://dailycaller.com/2013/07/17/states-push-back-against-common-core-standards/

07/18/2013
Common Core Battle Flares in Michigan
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Common Core Battle Flares in Michigan

Today, the fight on Common Core heated up with the first hearing on the topic in Michigan. On one hand is the more liberal wing of the legislature which feels that the Common Core standards would set a high bar for academic achievement across the country.

07/16/2013
Dumb, Dumb and Dumber with Common Core
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Dumb, Dumb and Dumber with Common Core

Great Op-Ed by conservative Phyllis Schlafly.http://townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/2013/07/16/common-core-wont-make-kids-smarter-n1641250

07/16/2013
Great Op-Ed from the Baltimore Sun on Common Core
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Great Op-Ed from the Baltimore Sun on Common Core

Good op-ed on Common Core in regards to the state of Maryland.http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-common-core-20130714,0,4082798.story

07/15/2013
"Residents urge state to drop Common Core school standards"
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"Residents urge state to drop Common Core school standards"

Good article regarding residents in Pennsylvania who are opposing Common Core. Hopefully the new bills that are being introduced in the PA Legislature will pass. http://articles.mcall.com/2013-07-10/news/mc-pa-common-core-0710-20130710_1_common-core-student-records-standards

07/11/2013

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