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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

Common Core Not Being Commonly Accepted By Teachers Or Parents

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More New News about Common Core  7-5-2014
This May Be The Biggest Problem With America's 'Common Core' Education Standards
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-biggest-problem-with-common-core-2014-7#ixzz36b91zS7L
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Roanoke Times, 4-30-2014, Pg Op-7: Common core a liberal conspiracy?
“What happened to make Common Core an object of hate for conservative activists?”
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This is an incredibly biased and slanted and defamatory piece of yellow journalism and the Editors of the Roanoke Times should issue an apology to the tens of thousands of educators and parents who have rejected the “Common Core” after being forced to try it!
It should be called ObamaCore to be in harmony with ObamaCare.
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Are these NY teachers and parents “hateful conservative activists?
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NY teachers union pulls its support from Common Core, urges removal of state ed chief
“The Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers, a union with more than 600,000 members, has approved a resolution that withdraws its earlier support for the Common Core State Standards ”as implemented and interpreted” by the New York Education Department.”
“The action is a blow to supporters of the Common Core, which was approved several years ago in 45 states and the District of Columbia but which has become increasingly controversial around the country, with a number of states pulling back from the initiative or changing the standards. Some states, such as Florida, are actually changing the name so as not to be seen as being identified with the Core.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/26/ny-teachers-union-pulls-its-support-from-common-core-urges-removal-of-state-ed-chief/
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Are these teachers and parents “hateful conservative activists?
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Common Core emerges as potent election issue for fed-up parents
“Parents across the country may hold the key to this year's mid-term elections as they vent their anger over the implementation of a controversial education achievement measure called the Common Core State Standards Initiative.”
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/29/common-core-emerges-as-potent-election-issue-for-fed-up-parents/
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Are these Indiana teachers and parents “hateful conservative activists?
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Parental revolt against Common Core prompts states to take action
“You forgot some of the most important people in this whole process, and that was the educator,” said Teresa Meredith, president of the Indiana Teacher’s Association. “The one person who could really help make or break this was the educator, and you didn't include the educator from the very beginning in terms of building an implementation plan,” she said.”
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/07/parental-revolt-against-common-core-prompts-states-to-take-action/?intcmp=obnetwork
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And to apply the coup de grâce to the constant harping of the liberal progressives that it’s all about money a new study found:
No connection between school spending, student outcomes
“For decades, it's probably the most troublesome question facing education: Why are results for U.S. public school students so mediocre, despite the billions of taxpayer dollars spent?”
"The takeaway from this study is that what we've done over the past 40 years hasn't worked," said Coulson, director of the Center For Educational Freedom at the CATO Institute. "The average performance change nationwide has declined 3 percent in mathematical and verbal skills. Moreover, there's been no relationship, effectively, between spending and academic outcomes."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/07/study-no-connection-between-school-spending-student-outcomes/?intcmp=latestnews
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-class-and-race-warfare-dumbing.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/difference-in-schools-in-1995-vs-today.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/roanoke-times-continues-to-support-bad.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/chaos-in-classroom-challenged-students.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/03/yet-another-misdirected-roanoke-times.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/02/yet-more-roanoke-times-bias-against.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/12/too-dumb-to-serve.html
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