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The Costs of Common Core Testing

Common Core educational standards, like all recent attempts to expand federal control of the education system, rely heavily on standardized testing in their efforts to improve the competitiveness of American students. It seems that bureaucrats on educational boards are capable of no more creative idea than that repeatedly drilling facts into children’s heads and then testing them to within an inch of their life is the only way to improve educational outcomes.

6 days ago
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Chinese Immigrant Against Common Core

When I was growing up under Mao’s regime in China, we were told to chant everyday in the government run public schools, “Long Live Chairman Mao, Long Live Communist Party.” We were required to write in our dairies every day and turn them in for teachers to review. In the dairies, we were supposed to confess our incorrect thoughts to Mao or do self criticism, or report anything bad we heard or saw from other students, family, and friends. We would memorize Mao’s Quotations and recite them aloud during class. For school fun activities, we would dress up as Chinese minority people in their costumes to sing and dance, thanking Mao and Communist Party from saving them from poverty, or dressed up like soldiers to fight for new China. Mao was like a god to me. I would see him rising from the stove fire or talking to me from the clouds.

10/06/2014
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New Jersey Grassroots Spotlight

During the last weekend in September, Tom and I had a fantastic opportunity to speak at two grassroots activist meetings in New Jersey. 

10/01/2014
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Liberty Beats "Common Core, Uncommon Conformity"

09/18/2014
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New York Rallies Against Common Core

New York is a deep blue state but having a liberal voter base is not translating into automatic support for Common Core.

09/03/2014
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WV Against Common Core Town Hall

What an amazing 3 days with the WV Against Common Core(WVACC) crew & Dr. Sandra Stotsky! We had great turnout on Sunday in Bridgeport, WV. FreedomWorks joined West Virginians Against Common Core to host a town hall forum on Common Core.

08/28/2014
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Louisiana Judge's Common Core Ruling Serves as Judicial Activism

Providing an excellent example of baseless judicial activism is Judge Todd Hernandez from the 19th Judicial District Court in Louisiana. In a decision starved of legal grounding and reasoning, Judge Hernandez prohibited Gov. Bobby Jindal from halting the implementation of the Common Core educational standards with executive orders BJ 2014-6 and BJ 2014-7 and the Office of Contractual Review’s retraction of the contract with DRC (Data Recognition Corporation) to assist with the introduction of Common Core.

08/21/2014
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How North Carolina Pushed Back On Common Core

I'm a mom. I also blog. I'm very much in tune with how my children operate and am very plugged into their lives. I have two children, my oldest is school aged and my fight against Common Core began with them in Kindergarten. This was my first time in the public school round-up since I had been in the system as a student. Both my child and I were excited for this next chapter of his life. I joined the PTA, I got involved in volunteering and thought things were going well. I thought wrong.

08/21/2014
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FreedomWorks, Legislators, and Local Activists to Meet for Strategy Session to Defeat Common Core in West Virginia

WHAT: School board members, legislators, and community members will meet to discuss West Virginia’s Common Core state standards, which have been re-branded as “WV Next Generation Standards.”

08/21/2014
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FreedomWorks Slams Louisiana Common Core Decision as Judicial Activism

Washington, DC- Following news that a Louisiana District judge overruled Governor Jindal's attempt to overturn Common Core for reasons of "irreparable harm" to those who have been preparing for the changes, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe released the following statement:

08/20/2014

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