Tag Archives: CCSS

How Common Core Broke U.S. Schools

CNBC’s article States are implementing new educational standards, signaling the end of Common Core included a video worth sharing. The video can also be found on youtube. The information on youtube says: First implemented in 2009, Common Core was an … Continue reading

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Open Senate Hearing/Panel on the Common Core

Washington state Senators Pam Roach (R) and Maralyn Chase (D) are sponsored a hearing on Common Core on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in Olympia. This hearing was well attended.  Panel members presented information about the standards and assessments … Continue reading

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CCSS Assessments

This video was posted by Suzette Lopez on Nov. 19, 2014.  She provides the following information about the video: For those concerned about teaching to the test and for those who want to understand who these assessments are really for, … Continue reading

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Duncan can’t quiet Common Core foes

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This was first posted as a letter to the editor in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on November 22. 2013.  It has been re-posted here with permission from the author. Duncan can’t quiet Common Core foes In response to the article … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners Required to Test Twice a Year as Seattle “Rises” to Data Driven Education,

Seattle’s short-lived victory over standardized testing has come to a screeching halt. In March 2013, as a result of a very impressive boycott of the districts MAP test by both students and teachers alike, Superintendent of Seattle Schools, Jose’ Banda … Continue reading

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The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test Just Launched 3/29/13; Parents try it free!!

It is time everybody! The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has launched their smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test!! Originally scheduled to launch Wednesday, May 29, 2013, it is already up and ready for anyone to try out. Why am I so … Continue reading

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Losing Teachers to the Common Core

As we are gearing up for the end of the school year in Washington State, this video is a great example of what Common Core will be bringing to our state. The idea of a solid education for children will … Continue reading

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A must read essay regarding the beginnings of Common Core and the involvement of Bill Gates.

Oak Norton did an amazing job outlining how Bill Gates has been involved with CCSS and how he will be profiting from it in the future. http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/essay-common-core-poses-real-threat-of-loss-of-privacy/article_79f3cfb6-48d9-5cc5-8b6e-690b5da2c2b0.html

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Senator Maria Cantwell’s response to email about Common Core stating “Separate standards for ELL and students with disabilities”

A fellow group member in the fight to Stop Common Core State Standards in WA contacted Senator Maria Cantwell via email and received quite an interesting response. Here it is: Dear Mr. _, Thank you for contacting me regarding the … Continue reading

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Spokane – Learn About Common Core Tonight!

What is Common Core? Please come tonight and share widely! COMMON CORE PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING *TONIGHT* 7 p.m. Tonight, Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) One Body Ministries 1504 W. Grace Come and hear the … Continue reading

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