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It's Back: The No Child Left Behind Rewrite

You can’t blame people– even Congressmen themselves–  for not wanting to get involved in the current rewrite of ESEA/NCLB.  The hundreds of pages of bill language and amendments are intimidating –and boring. 1,219 more words

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Video: Florida Senators Lee and Hayes: Why They are Done With Common Core Testing

 

Florida’s Senators Tom Lee and Alan Hayes

This week in Florida, senators are speaking up against the Common Core testing and “accountability” systems.

In the video below, Florida’s Senator Lee’s states: 228 more words

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Submit Questions: Governor Herbert to Answer Questions Tonight on KBYU TV

Tonight, Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert will take questions on KBYU TV.   The public may submit questions via Twitter, Facebook, phone or email.  askeleven@byu.edu is the email address.   258 more words

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Dr. Evers: Common Core Blocks Exit and Voice

Dr. Evers’ article is published here with permission from the author.  It was also published at Education Week this  month.

THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS’ UNDEMOCRATIC PUSH… 1,327 more words

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John Taylor Gatto: Why Public Education Cripples Our Kids

This is going to be short.  I’m in a rush.  But I really want to share it.

John Taylor Gatto was a veteran teacher (an award-winning teacher) before he became an author and lecturer.   640 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers