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Common Core a Huge Hurdle to Education Deal #stopcommoncore #ccss

National Journal - Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement that there is a deal to be had on sweeping education legislation. But first they face the near-impossible task of getting past two words that have become explosively controversial: Common … Continue reading

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Chicago school district refuses to give PARCC Common Core test as mandated by the state of Illinois

Washington Post - The Chicago Public Schools, the third largest system in the country, has decided to buck a mandate to give all its students a new Common Core test known as PARCC this school year, a decision that could … Continue reading

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Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents #stopcommoncore #ccss

Chicago Tribune - By Diane Rado, Michelle Manchir and Juan Perez, Jr.Chicago Tribunecontact the reporters When students in DuPage County’s Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois’ new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: … Continue reading

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REID BLOCKS CROMNIBUS MEASURE PROHIBITING FEDERAL MANDATE OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS #stopcommoncore #ccss

Breitbart - Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) office told Breitbart News on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked out legislation attached to the “CRomnibus” bill that would have stopped the federal government from mandating that states “adopt specific … Continue reading

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Student Privacy Concerns Add to Common Core Resistance #stopcommoncore #ccss

Red State - There are many things to hate about Common Core standards. From convoluted, unsolvable math problems, to an increased reliance on soulless standardized testing, to a lack of local control and adaptation to individual circumstances, just about everyone … Continue reading

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JEB BUSH’S ‘EDUCATION REFORM’ EMPIRE #stopcommoncore #ccss

This past week, possible GOP 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush doubled down on his support for the Common Core standards, scolding conservative critics of the controversial education reform by stating that he had “lost patience” with them and telling them … Continue reading

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“The PARCC test is neither valid nor reliable as a measure.” #stopcommoncore #ccss

Truth in American Education - by Shane Vander Hart, I wrote yesterday that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has decided (for now) not to take sides in a dispute between Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois Department of Education … Continue reading

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