Archive for "Common Core"

House Vote tomorrow; Call NOW

  The U. S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote December 2 on the Conference Committee Report to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is known as the No Child Left Behind Act, for another 7 years. According to Education Liberty Watch, the bill entails: Sham protection of states from federal […]

Filed Under Alerts, Common Core, Economic Policy, Education

Alabama Drops To “Dead Last” Reversing Upward Trend

(T) 205.879.7096 AlabamaEagle@gmail.com www.alabamaeagle.org Open Letter to ALABAMA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS From: Eunie Smith, President Leslie Whitcomb, Education Chairman Sadly, the latest NAEP results place Alabama dead last on Math and English, a significant decline from where we were before Common Core when Alabama had been trending upward. The 2011 Alabama State Department of Education […]

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Alabama Applies for Federal Grant to Establish Statewide P-20W Database

Alabama School Connection By Tricia Powell Crain on July 8, 2015 ­ Alabama has filed an application for federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to establish a statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS), but won’t learn the results of their application until some time in September. The decision to seek federal grant money was […]

Filed Under Common Core, Education, Featured, Governor

ACTION ALERT RE: REAUTHORIZATION OF THE NCLB ACT

Ask Senator Sessions (202)224-4124 and Senator Shelby (202)224-5744 to vote NO on The Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177). Ask Republicans to wait until Obama leaves office and pass a bill that rejects, not codifies, this President’s federalization of education. US Senate leadership promised to write a bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that Obama […]

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Action Needed! Senate Debate on Every Child Achieves Act on Tuesday!

Ask Senator Sessions (202)224-4124 and Senator Shelby (202)224-5744 to vote NO on The Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177) Ask Republicans to wait until Obama leaves office and pass a bill that rejects, not codifies, this President’s federalization of education. US Senate leadership promised to write a bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that Obama […]

Filed Under Alerts, Common Core, Education, Featured, Legislation, US Senate

Montgomery Father Confronts Legislators and School Over Daughter’s Pornographic Readings by Common Core Exemplar Author

Mr. Troy Towns, courageous father of a Montgomery high school student, recently shared with us a letter he sent to each member of the Alabama Legislature regarding a pornographic reading assignment given to his daughter.  The required book is titled Beloved by Toni Morrison.  She is the author of another such book titled The Bluest Eye which has also […]

Filed Under Common Core, Education

Action: Students are not Data

The State Board of Education is expected to vote on the proposed 2015 Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model (CCGM) at its June 11 meeting. Eagle Forum considers this plan to be beyond the legitimate purview of counselors and an overreach that could be harmful rather than helpful to students and their families.  Eagle Forum believes […]

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Retired Major Terry Smith on Active Duty Officers interfering in State Politics

Following is a letter from Major Terry A. Smith USMC (Ret) that was sent to Governor Robert Bentley. I am dismayed to see an active duty Commissioned Federal Officer interfering in State politics. The last time this happened there was a civil war. State’s rights is still an important issue to most Republicans. The recent […]

Filed Under Common Core, Governor

Dr. Alveda King’s Letter to Alabama Legislators on Common Core

May 22, 2015An Open LetterDear Alabama Legislator,The deep and sustaining desire that every child in Alabama will be given the best education possible to be ready to act upon God’s leading in his or her life is surely important to you. To that end, please consider finding more creative solutions than what is offered in […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Alerts, Common Core, Education, Featured, Legislation

ACT NOW: Ask Your Representative to Support HB424

ASAP – Please ask your State Representative and key legislators listed below to vote for the Alabama Ahead Act (HB424) to restore sound, state-controlled education in Alabama so that our students will excel, not just be common. Please let us know their response. Speaker Mike Hubbard; Education Policy Committee Members: Chairman Terri Collins, Oliver Robinson, Mack Butler (co-sponsor), Barbara Drummond, Bob Fincher  (sponsor), […]

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