Stop Common Core

Smells like Common Core

August 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

America’s Founding Fathers on one hand, and Common Core’s supporters on the other, have two very different views of education’s purpose.  Common Core’s goal is to produce students who are “college and career ready.”  America’s Founding Fathers, in contrast, stated (in the Northwest Ordinance of 1787) that,  “Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the [Read More ... ]

Common Core: Undermining Our Rights

January 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Project Veritas just released their 3rd video exposé on Common Core featuring an interview with former Pearson Education executive, Kim Koerber.  Her statements are revealing in many ways, not least of which is her apparent ignorance of the Stop Common Core movement which truly rises above partisan lines.  One of Common Core’s most vocal critics is former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Diane Ravitch, whose [Read More ... ]

Time for Local Control of Education

January 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

Tell any American that we should have a National Religion and watch the sparks fly.  Americans have an instinctive – and healthy – aversion to the notion that there should ever be a national religion.  It has been drilled into our heads from an early age that the U.S. Constitution established healthy boundaries and limits for the federal government regarding religion.  Boundaries and limits are a necessary component to [Read More ... ]

Keep Calling – Urge Your Representative to VOTE NO on HR 5 and Urge Your Senator to VOTE NO on S 227

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Does it matter that testing agencies want to collect “data from your child? Last week I wrote about some of the problems with H.R. 5, or the so-called “Student Success Act.”  Although from what I have read, some of the language that alarmed me is current law, I was – and still am – concerned about the proposed bill’s establishment of the office of “obmudsman”.  My chief complaint is that this [Read More ... ]

“Your calls, e-mails & tweets made a difference!”

February 27, 2015 // 3 Comments

CONFIRMED: Reauthorization of #NoChildLeftBehind (#HR5) has been pulled from consideration. Your calls, emails & tweets made a difference! — Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) February 27, 2015 You did it!  A few short hours ago, Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) tweeted that HR 5 had been “… pulled from consideration.”  Thank You to everyone who took the time to call, e-mail, and/or tweet (or did all three) to [Read More ... ]

H.R. 5 – Federal Stranglehold on Education (Including Private Schools)

February 24, 2015 // 4 Comments

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, John Boehner, is trying to push an education bill through the house this week that he claims, “…contains a number of conservative reforms to reduce the federal footprint, restore local control, and empower parents and local leaders to hold schools accountable.”  Sounds great right up until one actually reads the 600+ page bill that was only introduced February 3, 2015. How is [Read More ... ]