Archives for December 4, 2014

Disturbing testimony at hearing reveals what is at the core of Common Core support

Per­haps the most dis­turb­ing tes­ti­mo­ny pre­sent­ed to Wisconsin’s Assem­bly dur­ing a recent hear­ing on Com­mon Core was not about Com­mon Core at all. Super­in­ten­dent Nick Madi­son, of the Bril­lion School Dis­trict, offered the most reveal­ing look at the thought process behind the cur­rent pop­u­lar “reforms.” Madison’s dis­trict is sit­u­at­ed in a farm­ing com­mu­ni­ty of about […]

Lt. Gov.: Let’s scrap and replace Common Core in Mississippi

Com­mon Core in Mis­sis­sip­pi might be on the chop­ping block if Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has his way. Reeves told Mis­sis­sip­pi Watch­dog in a phone inter­view Mon­day he sup­ports scrap­ping Com­mon Core and replac­ing it with anoth­er cur­ricu­lum. The Repub­li­can said he wants to form a task force of par­ents, teach­ers and busi­ness lead­ers to inves­ti­gate a new […]

Pennsylvania Citizens Call for Moratorium on Data Collection

The Sto­ry Behind the Penn­syl­va­nia Press Release and Open Let­ter By Ani­ta Hoge, 3D Research Group   “I have grave con­cerns about the direc­tion that the Com­mon Core stan­dards move­ment has tak­en, as well as, my con­cerns of the ethics of test­ing and teach­ing in the affec­tive domain. I must ques­tion the legal­i­ty of these […]