Monthly Archives: April 2013

Think Homeschooler’s are immune from the reach of Common Core? Think again!

Here is an excerpt from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website: “The CCSS specifically do not apply to private or homeschools, unless they receive government dollars (online charter school programs have no such protection). However, HSLDA has serious concerns with … Continue reading

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Common Core Background – White Paper

We just found this excellent white paper on the background of Common Core, and a look at the standards themselves which was posted at Truth in American Education. While it is long (44 pages), you might want to read it … Continue reading

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What Information Will be Collected on Your Child and You?

We have been hearing from lots of people that one of the main concerns about Common Core is the intrusive data mining, and in particular, what information is being collected about your child. An unbelievable 533 pieces of data will … Continue reading

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Indiana Needs Help to Stop CCSS – Take Action

If you have a few spare minutes this week, please pick up the phone and make some calls to help Indiana. The more states we can get out of CCSS the better for everyone.

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In the Tacoma Area? Find out About CCSS!

Thanks to our friends at the Tacoma Narrows Tea Party for hosting a two part series on the “Impact / Effect of Common Core on the American Mind”. Hear from the top education researchers in Washington State – CURE Washington … Continue reading

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Petition to Stop Common Core in WA State

Are you against the a common Core State Standards and want your voice heard? Please take a moment to read and sign the petition to stop Common Core in Washington State. You can find the petition here. The most important … Continue reading

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Is your school taking the Smarter Balanced Pilot Test? What is it and how to opt out

Ah, it is Spring in Washington State, the days are brighter, the weather is changing (sometimes multiple times a day), and our kids are once again gearing up for the last standardized test of this school year, the MSP/HSPE/EOC (last 2 are … Continue reading

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Action Request – Phone Senator Murray

Did you read the news yesterday from Iowa? Well, it’s take to take action! We need to call on the US Senators to sign on to this effort. For WA State, our Senate Appropriations Committee member is Patty Murray. Senators … Continue reading

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Big News in Iowa Today!

Big news today out of Iowa today, as Senator Chuck Grassley is encouraging his colleges sign on to an effort that could one day get us out of Common Core. Click here to read about his effort. It’s very exciting … Continue reading

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Idaho Petitions to Stop Common Core

Idaho has a petition circulating to get them out if the CCSS. We are so happy to see this and excited that WA will have one soon. Keep watching for an update, but know that it is in the works, … Continue reading

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