Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fact Sheet on Common Core ‘s Developers, Writers, Validation Committee, and Standards

Sandra Stotsky February 2014 1.  Who developed Common Core’s standards?  Three private organizations in Washington DC: the National Governors Association (NGA), the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and Achieve, Inc.—all funded by a fourth private organization, the Bill … Continue reading

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Can They Do That?

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Only if you and We the People let them! “I gave my school district the Opt-Out form you have attached in one of your previous posts. He basically said they wouldn’t honor it. Can they do that? PLEASE advise. Thank … Continue reading

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The Assessment Landscape – Chris Tienken

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“Standardized – How Testing is Ruining Public Education”

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Tacoma — Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools (PFTPS), a community group dedicated to strengthening our public education system, is partnering with Washington Badass Teacher Association (WA-BATS) to screen a film focused on the effects of standardized testing in … Continue reading

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Faces of Common Core

This video takes a close, personal look at the struggles many of our children face with the new Common Core standards. These developmentally inappropriate standards are now used in 45 states. Our group, Faces of Common Core on Facebook, was … Continue reading

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Join the 6% Club

Parents in Washington are encouraged to Join the 6% Club this spring.  Opt your child out of state testing.

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Setting the Record Straight on Common Core Part 1

There is so much misinformation on all sides of the debate on Common Core national education standards and tests.  In this first of two videos by Pioneer Institute, we seek to set the record straight on three key issues: Was … Continue reading

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