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“Confronting the Common Core”

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Common Core “Exemplars” Objectionable

COMMON CORE ‘EXEMPLARS’: LITERATURE WITH GRAPHIC SEX AND PRAISING CASTRO I must admit that I would have been too embarrassed to teach Julia Alvarez’s sexually explicit novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, to the college students I have taught for over twenty years, much less to ninth- and tenth-graders, as many Georgia high school teachers have been instructed […]

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Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer Addresses Common Core

Luetkemeyer Addresses Common Core Concerns With Arne Duncan Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) has written, and is gathering co-signers in Washington for, a letter expressing serious concerns with the manner in which the US Department of Education has involved itself with Common Core standards.  Read more from Truth In American Education…

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Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Letter on Education Funding and Common Core

Senators work to stop federal interference and restore state-level education decisions WASHINGTON – A group of nine senators have asked leading Senate appropriators to restore state-level decision making about academic content in public schools when legislation is put together to fund the U.S. Department of Education for the next fiscal year.  Read More…

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Common Core: The Wrong “Butterfly Effect”

Current Events with Quin Hilyer A new bombshell has dropped in an ongoing controversy in Alabama about whether the state should officially align itself with the national “Common Core” standards for education. Legislators and state school board members who refuse to disassociate from Common Core may not know until too late just what a political […]

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Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

The Alabama 2010 Course of Study English Language Arts tells teachers to “utilize the text exemplars” from the Common Core website which recommends a novel that is sexually explicit and praises Castro. It is Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies.  Is this what Alabama parents want for their 9th and 10th graders?!  See Professor […]

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Common Core in Catholic Schools

Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII) Conference Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 to Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Catholic schools across the country are implementing the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECESS).  Read more…    

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Alabama Should Lead on Rejecting National Standards

  http://blog.heritage.org/  Alabama Should Lead on Rejecting National Standards Alabama has the opportunity to reclaim its education decision-making authority. It took the first steps toward doing so last week, when the Senate Education Committee approved a measure that would withdraw the Yellowhammer State from the Common Core State Standards Initiative—a push to nationalize standards and […]

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Eagle Forum’s Letter to Legislators on Common Core

April 22, 2013 Dear Legislator: Alabama students deserve, exceptional, not common, standards controlled by Alabamians to teach Alabama values. The Attached Education Reporter articles give specific examples of “fatal flaws” in the Math and English standards and illustrate their political – inevitable in any national curriculum. See entire letter here…Legislator letter 4-22-2013.

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Common Core is not the Answer

“Common Core is not the Answer” This letter is in response to the Op-Ed “Taking Bell’s Comments to Task,” regarding Common Core Standards. As an teacher, I respectfully disagree with this article. Read more from Alabama teacher Chasidy Miroff in The Troy Messenger, March 15, 2013.

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