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Posts Tagged ‘Common Core Standards’

Officials Speak Against Common Core

Officials Speak Against Common Core

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It’s not merely parents who are raising a ruckus against the new Common Core standards that the Obama Administration is trying to impose on all schools. Many public officials are speaking out too. Former Education Commissioner Robert Scott was the Texas official who articulated that state’s rejection of Common Core. [...]

My Child Is Not Common

My Child Is Not Common

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The New York Times published an interesting color picture of moms, both white and African-American, who were demonstrating against the plan to impose so-called Common Core standards on all children. The moms carried signs that said “My Child Is Not Common.” Common Core is scheduled to take over the testing of all U.S. [...]

Plan To Control What Schools Teach

Plan To Control What Schools Teach

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The people who want national control of public school curriculum have figured out that they can achieve that goal by controlling the tests that all students must take. The tests will be written by the same people who created Common Core. If students haven't studied a curriculum that is "aligned" with Common Core, they will [...]

Common Core Developers Fail To Warranty Product

Common Core Developers Fail To Warranty Product

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM Although many would like Americans to believe that the Common Core standards were developed by states, were state led, and belong to the states, that is simply false. The standards belong solely to the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School [...]

Will the Feds Now Run Public Schools?

Will the Feds Now Run Public Schools?

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Ever since Congress began pouring our federal tax dollars into public schools, parents have been solicitous to have Congress write into law that we do not want the federal people or the U.S. Department of Education to write the curriculum or lesson plans for our children. Parents want those decisions made at the local level by [...]

Who Are the Story Killers?

Who Are the Story Killers?

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Teachers and parents who are interested in details of the new Common Core standards that are now being implemented nationwide, have been reading a new book by Professor Terrence Moore of Hillsdale College called "The Story Killers." Dr. Moore has become one of the most popular speakers about Common Core because he talks about [...]

Important MN, IN, and ID Common Core Standards Information

Important MN, IN, and ID Common Core Standards Information

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Today is the day we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, no longer mentioned by the Minnesota social studies standards, and which were given an F grade by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their poor teaching of the civil rights movement. As we remember this important day in American [...]

Dedicated Petition Link Plus Media and More Testimony

Dedicated Petition Link Plus Media and More Testimony

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Thanks to you, we are well on our way to collecting hundreds of signatures to present to the judge calling for a halt to the horrific proposed social studies standards. However, we have also received reports that some people were having trouble finding the link to the petition in our last email. So, [...]

Charter Schools & Common Core—A Threat to Private Education

Charter Schools & Common Core—A Threat to Private Education

The growing Charter School movement and the pressure it receives to adopt Common Core Standards, is a threat to truely private schools, and inasmuch as private schools adopt Common Core Standard as well, they become a threat to themselves and all  they are supposed to represent. EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM The public education movements [...]

Report on Minnesota Social Studies Standards Hearing

Report on Minnesota Social Studies Standards Hearing

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Many thanks to all who were able to give oral testimony at the December 20th social studies standards hearing. The large hearing room at the Minnesota Department of Education building was nearly full. The vast majority of testifiers were overwhelmingly opposed to the new standards. Witnesses were [...]

Common Core is called ObamaCore

Common Core is called ObamaCore

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY For several years, foundations and other groups have been working on plans to force a national curriculum, called Common Core standards, on all elementary and secondary school students. Despite the claim that adopting these Common Core standards will be voluntary, researchers have figured out that these standards will [...]

Common Core Standards Equals Federal Power Grab

Common Core Standards Equals Federal Power Grab

America's School Superintendent BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY When we list the areas that Barack Obama wants to "fundamentally transform" as he promised before his 2008 election, let's not overlook his plans for education. They are as fundamentally transformational, costly and dictatorial as ObamaCare. It's well known that public schools are not [...]

Utah Pushes Back: Pulls Out of Common Core Consortium

Utah Pushes Back: Pulls Out of Common Core Consortium

Salt Lake City, Utah skyline. Sandy, Utah, where these concerned parents and citizens gathered, is in the S.E. corner of this same Salt Lake Valley. Liberty Alerts with Steve Farrell Utah Parents and activists 'want out' of Common Core standards in education, which they see as intrusion by the federal government into state, local, and [...]

MN Continues Fight Against Federal and Executive Overreach

MN Continues Fight Against Federal and Executive Overreach

EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH As the state and federal controversies increase over the unconstitutional and illegal requirements of the No Child Left behind waivers and the equally unconstitutional and illegal implementation of the Common Core Standards via federal funding and requirements, Minnesota legislators continue to step up to the [...]

“Progressive” Means National Control

“Progressive” Means National Control

PROGRESSIVISM, PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT The various presidential debates continue to bring up the question, will you abolish the U.S. Department of Education? That may seem like an off-the-wall idea, but Ronald Reagan supported it, and it was a plank in the Republican Party Platform in the 1980s. We never had a Department of Education before [...]

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