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Attend Hearing to Stop Common Core

CALL; COME 2-27 PUBLIC HEARING & PRESS CONFERENCE To Stop Common Core Tragedy in Alabama SB190 (Sen. Brewbaker) and HB254 (Rep. Barton) to return local control of education • repeal adoption of Common Core • protect family privacy & prohibit state bodies from compiling/sharing non-acedemic, “personal” data • prohibit the State Board of Education from […]

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California abandons algebra requirement for eighth-graders

DAILY NEWS Los Angeles By Sharon Noguchi   Posted: 02/02/2013 By falling in line with other states, California is abandoning its push for all eighth-graders to take algebra. Last month, the State Board of Education unanimously shifted away from a 15-year policy of expecting eighth-graders to take Algebra I. The state will allow them to take […]

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Race to Top Winners Make Progress, Face Challenges, Ed. Dept. Reports

By Michele McNeil At the midway point of the federal Race to the Top program, the list of accomplishments for the 11 winning states and the District of Columbia is getting longer, but the challenges are getting more formidable as the time frame gets shorter, according to a progress report issued by the U.S. Department […]

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Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin’, Writin’ and Deconstructionism by Michelle Malkin

(This is the second part of an ongoing series on federal “Common Core” education standards and the corruption of academic excellence.) The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students — in the nation’s own capital — to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate. […]

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Common Core Corrupts by Michelle Malkin

  January 23, 2013 12:00 A.M. Common Core Corrupts The Obama administration is corrupting education. By Michelle Malkin America’s downfall doesn’t begin with the “low-information voter.” It starts with the no-knowledge student. Read more at the link below…. Common Core Corrupts      

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Top Education Consultants Say Alabama Should Keep Its Own Sound Standards

At a press conference this morning at the Alabama State House, Sen. Dick Brewbaker, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and two nationally recognized curriculum experts explained why Common Core Standards are bad for Alabama.  Former Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education and current member of California’s Academic Content Standards Commission Ze’ev Wurman said: “I believe […]

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