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LIST OF ANTI-COMMON CORE STANDARDS RESOURCES – COMPILED FROM 12.11.09 THROUGH 4.14.13

 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/updated-4-14-13-anti-common-core-standards-resources-list-by

 

 

*Compiled by Donna Garner (These are some of the best resources that clearly explain why the Common Core Standards/Race to the Top are harmful to our school children. I have taken the liberty to change a few of the titles to help readers locate articles more easily.  These links are all active at the time of publishing on 4.14.13.)

 

 

*The beginning point  – an understanding of Type #1 and Type #2 philosophies of education: 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/type-1-and-type-2-two-completely-different-philosophies-of?xg_source=activity

 

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4.12.13 -- "Sure-to-Become Common Core Standards for Science Emphasize Man-Made Climate Change" -- by Joshua Rhett Miller --  FoxNews.com -- http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/04/12/new-science-standards-have-americas-educational-publishers-turning-page/

 

 

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2.23.13 – “Global Warming: Two - Part Series” – by Henry W. Burke -- 

 

Part 1: http://educationviews.org/global-warming-a-two-part-series/

 

Part 2:  http://educationviews.org/global-warming-an-expensive-myth-pt-2-of-2/

 

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4.11.13 -- "Education Is Serious Business: Green, Yellow, and Red People" -- by Donna Garner -- http://educationviews.org/education-is-serious-business-green-yellow-and-red-people/

 

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4.9.13 -- Audio Clip for iPhone or Internet  -- "CSCOPE and Common Core Standards in Texas"  -- Women on the Wall, Alice Linahan, Moderator  (To start audio clip, please click on the far left of the black, wavy line.)  -- https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/communication-team

 

 

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4.8.13 -- "Common Core Is Next Bandwagon" -- by John Griffing -- National Review Online  --  http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/345002/common-core-next-bandwagon-john-griffing

 

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4.8.13 -- "Why There's a Backlash Against Common Core Standards" -- by Lindsey M. Burke -- National Review Online -- http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/344897/why-there-s-backlash-against-common-core-lindsey-m-burke

 

 

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4.5.13 -- "Common Core Standards: Follow Them or Demand Better" -- by Ann Marie Barfield --  http://bedford-nh.patch.com/blog_posts/common-core-standards-follow-them-or-demand-better

 

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4.4.13 -- "Hogwash Alert to National Review Online: Common Core Standards" -- by Christel Swasey -- http://educationviews.org/hogwash-alert-to-national-review-online/

 

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3.25.13 -- " Bill Gates' $100 Million Database To Track Students: Corporations Gaining Access to Grades, Addresses, Hobbies, Attitudes" -- by Michael F. Haverluck -- World Net Daily -- http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/bill-gates-100-million-database-to-track-students/

 

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4.25.13 -- "The Ambitions of Bill and Melinda Gates: Controlling Population and Public Education" -- by Anne Hendershott -- Crisis Magazine -- http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/the-ambitions-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-controlling-population-and-public-education

 

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3.19.13 -- “Common Core: A Mental Health Professional and Parent's Perspective”  -- by Dr. Gary Thompson, Psy.D. -- http://commoncorefacts.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-core-mental-health-professional.html#.UUi4CpYIdyA.facebook

 

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3.19.13 --  "Left, Right Unite Against Common Core" -- by Andrea Neal -- Indystar.com -- http://www.indystar.com/article/20130319/OPINION/303190058/Left-right-unite-against-Common-Core

 

 

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3.18.13 -- "Common Core: What's Hidden Behind the Language?" -- by Rachel Alexander -- Townhall.com -- http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2013/03/18/common-core-whats-hidden-behind-the-language-n1537017/page/2

 

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3.18.13 -- "Common-Core Standards Tests To Take up to 10 Hours" -- by Catherine Gewertz -- Education Week -- http://educationviews.org/common-core-tests-to-take-up-to-10-hours/

 

 

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3.15.13 -- "Common Core As Trojan Horse: It's Time To Opt Out of the Creepy Federal Data-Mining Racket"  -- by Michelle Malkin -- National Review Online -- http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/343040/common-core-trojan-horse-michelle-malkin

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3.5.13 --  Audio clip -- listen on iPhone or Internet -- "CSCOPE and Common Core Standards: the Erosion of  Values in the American School System" – Alice Linahan, Women on the Wall  (To start audio clip, please click on the far left of the black, wavy line.)  http://educationviews.org/listen-to-cscope-and-common-core-standards/

 

 

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3.5.13 -- "Misadventures in the Common Core Standards" by Professor Mark Rice -- The Huffington Post -- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-rice/common-core-math_b_2781092.html?view=print&comm_ref=false 

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3.1.13 -- "The Case for More Literature" -- by Kay McSpadden -- CharlotteObserver.com -- http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/01/v-print/3887563/the-case-for-more-literature.html

 

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2.28.13–  "David Coleman Will Change SAT To Align with Common Core Standards" -- by Diane Ravitch -- http://dianeravitch.net/2013/02/28/david-coleman-will-change-the-sat-to-align-with-common-core/

 

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2.27.13 -- "Important Map: States Pulling Back from Common Core Standards" -- http://educationviews.org/map-of-states-pulling-back-from-common-core-standards/

 

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2.25.13 – “Was George Washington Any Different From Palestinian Terrorists?” – by Danette Clark --  http://danetteclark.wordpress.com/tag/cscope-common-core/

 

 

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2.19.13 – “Former Texas Chief Robert Scott Takes Anti-Common-Core Show on Road” -- by Catherine Gewertz – EducationWeek.org -- http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/02/former_Texas_chief_takes_anti-_common_core_show_on_road.html

 

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2.19.13 “The Other Problems With Florida’s New Education Standards And Testing” -- by Elle Moxley -- http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/02/19/the-other-problems-with-floridas-new-education-standards-and-testing/

 

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2.18.13 – “President Obama’s Education Roadmap: Linda Darling-Hammond” – by Alisa Ellis, Truth in American Education -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/president-obamas-education-roadmap/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TruthInAmericanEducation+%28Truth+in+American+Education%29

 

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2.19.13 – “Common Core resolution is the most laughable bill of 2013” – by Oak Norton, Deseret News -- http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/765622895/Common-Core-resolution-is-the-most-laughable-bill-of-2013.html

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2.18.13 -- “Common core standards spark controversy in South Dakota House education committee” – by Allison Jarrell – Capital Journal -- http://www.capjournal.com/news/common-core-standards-spark-controversy-in-house-education-committee/article_aec2b57e-7a51-11e2-943b-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=print

 

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2.18.13 --“Dr. Sandra Stotsky’s Gift to America: An Education” -- by Donna Garner --  http://educationviews.org/dr-sandra-stotskys-gift-to-america-an-education/

 

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2.18.13 – “Bill would withdraw Georgia from Common Core” – by Joy Pullman, The Heartland Institute – http://eagnews.org/bill-would-withdraw-georgia-from-common-core/

 

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2.15.13 –Anti-Common Core Bill Filed in Missouri House” – by Shane Vander Hart -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/anti-common-core-bill-filed-in-missouri-house/

 

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2.14.13 – “Critics Pan Common Core in Kansas House Hearing” – by Celia Llopis-Jensen, The Capital-Journal -- http://cjonline.com/news/2013-02-14/critics-pan-common-core-house-hearing

 

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2.9.13 – “Former Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott Testifies Before Georgia Joint Meeting of the House and Senate Education Committee” – Part 1:

http://educationviews.org/robert-scottstates-told-to-sign-on-before-common-core-standards-were-written/ 

and Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5fHQlj9JQw

 

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2.1.13 – “Alabama Withdraws From Both Testing Consortia” – by Catherine Gewertz -- EducationWeek.org -- http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/02/alabama_withdraws_from_both_te.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2

 

 

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1.25.13 – “Common Core crushing the education system” – by Chasidy White -- http://educationviews.org/common-core-crushing-the-education-system/

 

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1.24.13 – “Debunking Misconceptions: ‘The Common Core Is State-Led’ “ – by Shane Vander Hart -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/debunking-misconceptions-the-common-core-is-state-led/

 

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1.23.13 – “Rotten to the Core: Obama’s War on Academic Standards (Part 1)” – by Michelle Malkin -- http://michellemalkin.com/2013/01/23/rotten-to-the-core-obamas-war-on-academic-standards-part-1/

 

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1.25.13 – “Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism” by Michelle Malkin -- http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2013/01/25/rotten-to-the-core-part-2-readin-writin-and-deconstructionism-n1497018/print

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1.21.13 – “8th Grade History Teacher: Stop the Common Core” -- by C. E. White

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/8th-grade-history-teacher-stop-the-common-core/

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1.20.13 – “One step to new standards, one giant leap of logic” – by Alyson Williams --

http://educationviews.org/one-step-to-new-standards-one-giant-leap-of-logic/

 

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1.19.13 – “Common Core -- Orwellian Lessons in Florida” – by Mary Grabar -- http://townhall.com/columnists/marygrabar/2013/01/19/common-core-orwellian-lessons-in-florida-n1490561

 

 

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1.16.13 – “Children for Sale” – by Alyson Williams, Common Core Without Representation --  http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/a-mother-speaks-out-children-for-sale-guest-post-by-alyson-williams/

 

 

 

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1.16.13 – “Who’s Writing Common Core Social Studies Standards?” – by J. R. Wilson – EducationNews.org -- http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/j-r-wilson-whos-writing-common-core-social-studies-standards/

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1.7.13 – “Stop Common Core: Talk Given by Christel Swasey of Utah” --  http://educationviews.org/stop-common-core/

 

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12.27.12 – “Why all the cool kids are reading Executive Order 13423” – by Lindsey M. Burke, Heritage Foundation -- http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/27/why-all-cool-kids-are-reading-executive-order-13423/?intcmp=trending

 

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12.29.12 – “Face: Huge Gaps in Common Core Standards” – by Donna Garner -- http://educationviews.org/fact-huge-gaps-in-common-core/

 

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12.28.11 – How the feds are tracking your kid” – by Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins --  New York Post -- http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/how_the_feds_are_tracking_your_kid_xC6wecT8ZidCAzfqegB6hL

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12.17.12 --  “Beware Homeschoolers: Common Core State Standards Initiative: Too Close to a National Curriculum” -- by William A. Estrada, Esq., HSLDA, Director of Federal Relations -- http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/2012/201212170.asp

 

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12.15.12 – “Thankfully Most Texas Schools Were Rejected by RTTT-D” – by Donna Garner -- http://educationviews.org/thankfully-most-texas-schools-rejected-by-rttt-d/

 

 

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12.12.12 – “Bill Ayers explains the left’s power is in schools and classrooms” – by Sibyl West, Ramparts360.com -- http://ramparts360.com/bill-ayers-explains-the-lefts-power-is-in-schools-and-classrooms/

 

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12.11.12 – “Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking” – by Dr. Sandra Stotsky – Heritage Foundation -- http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/12/questionable-quality-of-the-common-core-english-language-arts-standards

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12.7.12 – “Colorado Board of Education Hears Common Core Critics” – by Ben DeGrow -- http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2012/12/07/colorado-board-education-hears-common-core-critics

 

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12.5.12 – “How Much Literature Will Kids Actually Read?: -- by Shane Vander Hart, Truth in American Education -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/ccss-content-issues-reviews/how-much-literature-will-kids-actually-read/

 

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12.5.12 -- “Obama and Your Child’s Mind” – by Stanley Kurtz – NationalReview.com -- http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/334878/obama-and-your-childs-mind-stanley-kurtz

 

 

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11.26.12 – “Wyoming Proves That Common Core Standards Is a Federal-Led Initiative -- Not State-Led” – Truth in American Education -- http://educationviews.org/wyoming-proves-that-common-core-is-a-federal-led-initiative/

 

 

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11.20.12 – “A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards” – by Barry Garelick The Atlantic -- http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/a-new-kind-of-problem-the-common-core-math-standards/265444/

 

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11.16.12 – “Series of Five Videos: The Common Core Standards Pose a Real Threat to the U. S. Education System” -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coRNJluF2O4&feature=autoplay&list=PLWqL2Og4ICdvllViIJu00MBc15yaXp2UH&playnext=5

 

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10.28.12 – “Beware of ObamaCore” – by Robert Nemeth -- Worchester Telegram & Gazette --

http://www.telegram.com/article/20121028/COLUMN22/110289823/-1/column#.UI6KmYVXsy4

 

 

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10.19.12 – “Fiction vs. Non-Fiction Smackdown” -- by Jay Mathews (with comments by Donna Garner) -- http://educationviews.org/common-cores-social-justice-agenda/

 

 

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10.18.12 – “Non-Common Core States Will Save Millions of Dollars” – by Henry W. Burke --http://educationviews.org/non-common-core-states-will-save-millions...

 

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10.15.12 – “States’ Taxpayers Cannot Afford Common Core Standards” – by Henry W. Burke -- http://educationviews.org/states-taxpayers-cannot-afford-common-cor...

 

 

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10.11.12 – “Is Common Core About To Melt Down” – by Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute --

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/is-common-core-about-to-melt-down/

 

 

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10.9.12 –“Like Obamacare, Obama Core Is Another Power Grab” -- by Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum --  http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/like-obamacare-obama...

 

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9.30.12 – “Uncommon Allies Question a Common Core” – Editorial Board, JournalGazette.net -- http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20120930/EDIT10/309309979/114...

 

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9.28.12 – “States Beginning To Rebel Against Common Core Standards” --http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/states-beginning-to-...

 

 

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9.27.12 – “The Pedagogical Agenda of Common Core Math Standards” by Barry Garelick  -- EducationNews.org --

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/the-peda...

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9.25.12 -- “Romney: No Federal Support for Common Core” by Alyson Klein, EducationWeek-- http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/09/mitt_romney_do...

 

 

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9.23.12 – “Do Not Let the DOE Nationalize the Schools in Your State” – by Henry W. Burke, Donna Garner --

http://educationviews.org/do-not-let-the-doe-nationalize-the-school...

 

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9.14.12 – “Fighting the Common Core Standards’ Social Justice Math” – by Oak Norton --

http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/jordan-sd-rips-out-unsolvabl...

 

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9.14.12 – “Nationalized Public Schools Almost Here in America”  -- by Donna Garner --

 http://educationviews.org/nationalized-public-schools-almost-here-i...

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9.10.12 -- “Obama’s Inferior English Common Core Standards” – by Donna Garner --

http://educationviews.org/obamas-inferior-english-common-core-stand...

 

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9.7.12 – “Should the White House Control What Your Kids Learn?” by Stanley Kurtz --

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/07/should-white-house-contro...

 

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9.5.12 -- “How To Indoctrinate Students’ Minds with Math” by Donna Garner --

http://educationviews.org/how-to-indoctrinate-students-minds-with-m...

 

 

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8.27.12 – “Parents Need To Know About Student Data Privacy” by J. R. Wilson --EducationNews.org --

http://www.educationnews.org/parenting/jr-wilson-parents-need-to-kn...

 

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8.15.12 – “An Ominous Political Trend for Common Core-ites” – by Frederick M. Hess –Education Week --

http://www.frederickhess.org/2012/08/an-ominous-political-trend-for...

 

 

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8.21.12  --  "Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obama's Federal School Curriculum" -- by Mary Grabar -- Accuracy in Media -- http://www.aim.org/special-report/terrorist-professor-bill-ayers-and-obamas-federal-school-curriculum/

 

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8.12.12 – “Utah Teachers Speak out Against the Obama Administration’s Common Core Standards” – Utahns Against Common Core -- http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/teacher-comments-on-common-c...

 

 

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8.5.12 – “Caring Parents, Where Are You? – Common Core Standards and Big Bang Theory” – by Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/10007/caring-parents-where-are/View....

 

 

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7.18.13 -- "David Coleman, Lead Writer of Common Core English Standards Never Taught in K to 12" -- by Karen Springen -- PublishersWeekly.com --

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/53002-what-common-core-means-for-publishers.html

 

 

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5.16.12 – “Incoming College Board Head Wants SAT To Reflect Common Core” – by Catherine Gewertz, Education Week --http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/05/16/32collegeboard.h31.htm...

 

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4.23.12 – “Common Core Math Standards Fail To Add Up” by Evan Walter, The Heritage Foundation --

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/04/23/common-core-math-standards-fail...

 

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4.17.12 – “Six-Minute Interview: Federal Takeover by the Obama Administration of  Education Standards and Assessments” – Lindsey Burke, The Heritage Foundation

http://online.wsj.com/video/opinion-standardizing-schools-/FA09455F...

 

 

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3.26.12 -- “Two Education Philosophies with Two Different Goals”  -- by  Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/9703/2-education-philosophies-with/V...

 

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3.6.12 – “Handwaving Away Opposition to the National Standards” by Jim Stergios , Pioneer Institute --

http://jaypgreene.com/2012/03/06/handwaving-away-opposition-to-the-...

 

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2.10.12 – “Obama Imposing National School Curriculum” – by Bob Unruh – World Net Daily --

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/obama-imposing-national-school-curriculum/

 

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2.12 – “National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards” – The Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White Paper --http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/summary-national-cost-of-aligning-states-and-localities-to-the-common-core-standards/

 

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12.28.11 – “Feds To Be Able to Track Your School Children’s Personal Information” by Donna Garner --

http://teabook.org/profiles/blogs/feds-to-be-able-to-track-your-sch...

 

 

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12.21.11 – “A National Education Standards Exit Strategy for States” – by Lindsey Burke --

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/12/a-national-educati...

 

 

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10.27.11 – “Students Losing Their Right To Exress Their Opinions” – by Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/8754/students-losing-their-right/Vie...

 

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7.27.11 – “National Standards and Tests: An Unprecedented Federal Overreach”—The Heritage Foundation – Lindsey Burke, Robert Scott, et al --

http://www.heritage.org/events/2011/07/national-standards

 

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5.31.11 -- “Liberals Interpret Themselves Liberally: Common Core Standards, Race to the Top” by Doug Lasken --

http://www.flashreport.org/featured-columns-library0b.php?faID=2011...

 

 

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5.28.11 -- “A ‘Common’ Education Disaster” by Douglas Holtz-Eakin & Annie Hsiao -- Politico.com --  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55857.html#ixzz1NsJZQKOh

 

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5.26.11 -- “Race to the Cradle” by Neal McCluskey, The Cato Institute --http://libertylinked.com/posts/7408/race-to-the-cradle----by-neal/V...

 

 

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5.25.11 -- “South Carolina Will Not Participate in Race to the Top” Spartanburg Tea Party --

http://www.spartanburgteaparty.org/2011/05/25/sc-will-not-participa...

 

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5.22.11 -- “The Three-Legged Stool:  Obama, Duncan, Gates” by Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/7461/the-three-legged-stool/View.aspx

 

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5.9.11 -- “Association of American Educators Signs on in Opposition to National Curriculum” --

http://www.educationnews.org/ed_reports/edu_assoc_articles/155783.html

 

 

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5.9.11 -- “Why One Curriculum Is Bad for America” -- by Jonathan Kantrowitz and 100+ signatories - http://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/2011/05/09/why-one-national-curri...

 

 

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4.12.11 -- “The Other Shoe Drops: National Testmakers Worried” -- by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/153790.html

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4.9.11 -- “Congressmen: A Great Place To Cut Funding -- National Assessments” -- by Donna Garner -- http://www.educationnews.org/political/153529.html

 

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4.6.11 -- “Standards Overreach, or According to Plan?” -- by Neal McCluskey --

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/standards-overreach-or-according-to-...

 

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3.24.11 -- “Obama’s Carrot and Stick Control of Our Nation’s Public Schools” – by Donna Garner --  http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/152238.html

 

 

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3.20.11 -- “Our Hope Rests with Congressman Kline” – by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/151843.html

 

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2.24.11 –“The Race to the Top Scheme” – by Henry W. Burke and Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/108436.html

 

 

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2.24.11 -- “Let's Get Off the National Standards Train” by Henry W. Burke and Donna Garner --

http://alinahan.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/lets-get-off-the-national-...

 

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11.7.10 -- “Open Letter to Parents, Legislators, School Personnel: Which Policy Are You Going To Promote?” --  http://www.educationnews.org/blogs/102489.html

 

 

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10.26.10 -- “Bullying Agenda” --  by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/opinions_on_education/101...

 

 

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10.23.10 -- “What Is the Centers for Disease Control?” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/breaking_news/health/101841.html

 

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9.16.10 -- “Am I a Wacko Now?” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/100137.html

 

 

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7.29.10 -- “Stotsky on the Common Core Vote in Massachusetts” – by Dr. Sandra Stotsky -- 

http://jaypgreene.com/2010/07/29/stotsky-on-the-common-core-vote-in...

 

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7.27.10 -- “Where Have All the Caring Parents Gone?” – by Donna Garner -

http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/insights_on_education/968...

 

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7.10 - “Common Core Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade” -- a Pioneer Institute White Paper -- http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/common-cores-standards-still-dont-make-the-grade/

 

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4.19.10 -- “Marc Tucker’s Bologna” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/89899.html

 

 

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3.10 -- “Fair to Middling: A National Standards Progress Report – by R. James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky  - EducationWeek.org -- http://www.edweek.org/media/fair_to_middling.pdf

 

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2.10 – “Why Race to the Middle” by Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman – The Heartland Institute -- http://heartland.org/policy-documents/why-race-middle

 

 

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1.29.10 -- “Cradle-to-Career Plan by Obama and Duncan” --  by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/39076.html

 

 

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1.13.10 -- “Texas Tells Feds ‘Enough Is Enough’” --  by Donna Garner --

 http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/29200.html

 

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12.11.09 -- “Children and the Future of Our Country” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/blogs/7704.html

 

 Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

9:39AM

Donna Garner's List of anti-Common Core Standards Resources From 12-09 to 4-14-13

LIST OF ANTI-COMMON CORE STANDARDS RESOURCES – COMPILED FROM 12.11.09 THROUGH 4.14.13

 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/updated-4-14-13-anti-common-core-standards-resources-list-by

 

 

*Compiled by Donna Garner (These are some of the best resources that clearly explain why the Common Core Standards/Race to the Top are harmful to our school children. I have taken the liberty to change a few of the titles to help readers locate articles more easily.  These links are all active at the time of publishing on 4.14.13.)

 

 

*The beginning point  – an understanding of Type #1 and Type #2 philosophies of education: 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/type-1-and-type-2-two-completely-different-philosophies-of?xg_source=activity

 

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4.12.13 -- "Sure-to-Become Common Core Standards for Science Emphasize Man-Made Climate Change" -- by Joshua Rhett Miller --  FoxNews.com -- http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/04/12/new-science-standards-have-americas-educational-publishers-turning-page/

 

 

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2.23.13 – “Global Warming: Two - Part Series” – by Henry W. Burke -- 

 

Part 1: http://educationviews.org/global-warming-a-two-part-series/

 

Part 2:  http://educationviews.org/global-warming-an-expensive-myth-pt-2-of-2/

 

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4.11.13 -- "Education Is Serious Business: Green, Yellow, and Red People" -- by Donna Garner -- http://educationviews.org/education-is-serious-business-green-yellow-and-red-people/

 

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4.9.13 -- Audio Clip for iPhone or Internet  -- "CSCOPE and Common Core Standards in Texas"  -- Women on the Wall, Alice Linahan, Moderator  (To start audio clip, please click on the far left of the black, wavy line.)  -- https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/communication-team

 

 

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4.8.13 -- "Common Core Is Next Bandwagon" -- by John Griffing -- National Review Online  --  http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/345002/common-core-next-bandwagon-john-griffing

 

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4.8.13 -- "Why There's a Backlash Against Common Core Standards" -- by Lindsey M. Burke -- National Review Online -- http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/344897/why-there-s-backlash-against-common-core-lindsey-m-burke

 

 

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4.5.13 -- "Common Core Standards: Follow Them or Demand Better" -- by Ann Marie Barfield --  http://bedford-nh.patch.com/blog_posts/common-core-standards-follow-them-or-demand-better

 

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4.4.13 -- "Hogwash Alert to National Review Online: Common Core Standards" -- by Christel Swasey -- http://educationviews.org/hogwash-alert-to-national-review-online/

 

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3.25.13 -- " Bill Gates' $100 Million Database To Track Students: Corporations Gaining Access to Grades, Addresses, Hobbies, Attitudes" -- by Michael F. Haverluck -- World Net Daily -- http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/bill-gates-100-million-database-to-track-students/

 

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4.25.13 -- "The Ambitions of Bill and Melinda Gates: Controlling Population and Public Education" -- by Anne Hendershott -- Crisis Magazine -- http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/the-ambitions-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-controlling-population-and-public-education

 

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3.19.13 -- “Common Core: A Mental Health Professional and Parent's Perspective”  -- by Dr. Gary Thompson, Psy.D. -- http://commoncorefacts.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-core-mental-health-professional.html#.UUi4CpYIdyA.facebook

 

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3.19.13 --  "Left, Right Unite Against Common Core" -- by Andrea Neal -- Indystar.com -- http://www.indystar.com/article/20130319/OPINION/303190058/Left-right-unite-against-Common-Core

 

 

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3.18.13 -- "Common Core: What's Hidden Behind the Language?" -- by Rachel Alexander -- Townhall.com -- http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2013/03/18/common-core-whats-hidden-behind-the-language-n1537017/page/2

 

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3.18.13 -- "Common-Core Standards Tests To Take up to 10 Hours" -- by Catherine Gewertz -- Education Week -- http://educationviews.org/common-core-tests-to-take-up-to-10-hours/

 

 

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3.15.13 -- "Common Core As Trojan Horse: It's Time To Opt Out of the Creepy Federal Data-Mining Racket"  -- by Michelle Malkin -- National Review Online -- http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/343040/common-core-trojan-horse-michelle-malkin

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3.5.13 --  Audio clip -- listen on iPhone or Internet -- "CSCOPE and Common Core Standards: the Erosion of  Values in the American School System" – Alice Linahan, Women on the Wall  (To start audio clip, please click on the far left of the black, wavy line.)  http://educationviews.org/listen-to-cscope-and-common-core-standards/

 

 

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3.5.13 -- "Misadventures in the Common Core Standards" by Professor Mark Rice -- The Huffington Post -- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-rice/common-core-math_b_2781092.html?view=print&comm_ref=false 

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3.1.13 -- "The Case for More Literature" -- by Kay McSpadden -- CharlotteObserver.com -- http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/01/v-print/3887563/the-case-for-more-literature.html

 

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2.28.13–  "David Coleman Will Change SAT To Align with Common Core Standards" -- by Diane Ravitch -- http://dianeravitch.net/2013/02/28/david-coleman-will-change-the-sat-to-align-with-common-core/

 

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2.27.13 -- "Important Map: States Pulling Back from Common Core Standards" -- http://educationviews.org/map-of-states-pulling-back-from-common-core-standards/

 

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2.25.13 – “Was George Washington Any Different From Palestinian Terrorists?” – by Danette Clark --  http://danetteclark.wordpress.com/tag/cscope-common-core/

 

 

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2.19.13 – “Former Texas Chief Robert Scott Takes Anti-Common-Core Show on Road” -- by Catherine Gewertz – EducationWeek.org -- http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/02/former_Texas_chief_takes_anti-_common_core_show_on_road.html

 

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2.19.13 “The Other Problems With Florida’s New Education Standards And Testing” -- by Elle Moxley -- http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/02/19/the-other-problems-with-floridas-new-education-standards-and-testing/

 

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2.18.13 – “President Obama’s Education Roadmap: Linda Darling-Hammond” – by Alisa Ellis, Truth in American Education -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/president-obamas-education-roadmap/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TruthInAmericanEducation+%28Truth+in+American+Education%29

 

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2.19.13 – “Common Core resolution is the most laughable bill of 2013” – by Oak Norton, Deseret News -- http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/765622895/Common-Core-resolution-is-the-most-laughable-bill-of-2013.html

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2.18.13 -- “Common core standards spark controversy in South Dakota House education committee” – by Allison Jarrell – Capital Journal -- http://www.capjournal.com/news/common-core-standards-spark-controversy-in-house-education-committee/article_aec2b57e-7a51-11e2-943b-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=print

 

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2.18.13 --“Dr. Sandra Stotsky’s Gift to America: An Education” -- by Donna Garner --  http://educationviews.org/dr-sandra-stotskys-gift-to-america-an-education/

 

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2.18.13 – “Bill would withdraw Georgia from Common Core” – by Joy Pullman, The Heartland Institute – http://eagnews.org/bill-would-withdraw-georgia-from-common-core/

 

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2.15.13 –Anti-Common Core Bill Filed in Missouri House” – by Shane Vander Hart -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/anti-common-core-bill-filed-in-missouri-house/

 

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2.14.13 – “Critics Pan Common Core in Kansas House Hearing” – by Celia Llopis-Jensen, The Capital-Journal -- http://cjonline.com/news/2013-02-14/critics-pan-common-core-house-hearing

 

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2.9.13 – “Former Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott Testifies Before Georgia Joint Meeting of the House and Senate Education Committee” – Part 1:

http://educationviews.org/robert-scottstates-told-to-sign-on-before-common-core-standards-were-written/ 

and Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5fHQlj9JQw

 

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2.1.13 – “Alabama Withdraws From Both Testing Consortia” – by Catherine Gewertz -- EducationWeek.org -- http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/02/alabama_withdraws_from_both_te.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2

 

 

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1.25.13 – “Common Core crushing the education system” – by Chasidy White -- http://educationviews.org/common-core-crushing-the-education-system/

 

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1.24.13 – “Debunking Misconceptions: ‘The Common Core Is State-Led’ “ – by Shane Vander Hart -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/debunking-misconceptions-the-common-core-is-state-led/

 

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1.23.13 – “Rotten to the Core: Obama’s War on Academic Standards (Part 1)” – by Michelle Malkin -- http://michellemalkin.com/2013/01/23/rotten-to-the-core-obamas-war-on-academic-standards-part-1/

 

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1.25.13 – “Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism” by Michelle Malkin -- http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2013/01/25/rotten-to-the-core-part-2-readin-writin-and-deconstructionism-n1497018/print

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1.21.13 – “8th Grade History Teacher: Stop the Common Core” -- by C. E. White

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/8th-grade-history-teacher-stop-the-common-core/

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1.20.13 – “One step to new standards, one giant leap of logic” – by Alyson Williams --

http://educationviews.org/one-step-to-new-standards-one-giant-leap-of-logic/

 

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1.19.13 – “Common Core -- Orwellian Lessons in Florida” – by Mary Grabar -- http://townhall.com/columnists/marygrabar/2013/01/19/common-core-orwellian-lessons-in-florida-n1490561

 

 

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1.16.13 – “Children for Sale” – by Alyson Williams, Common Core Without Representation --  http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/a-mother-speaks-out-children-for-sale-guest-post-by-alyson-williams/

 

 

 

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1.16.13 – “Who’s Writing Common Core Social Studies Standards?” – by J. R. Wilson – EducationNews.org -- http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/j-r-wilson-whos-writing-common-core-social-studies-standards/

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1.7.13 – “Stop Common Core: Talk Given by Christel Swasey of Utah” --  http://educationviews.org/stop-common-core/

 

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12.27.12 – “Why all the cool kids are reading Executive Order 13423” – by Lindsey M. Burke, Heritage Foundation -- http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/27/why-all-cool-kids-are-reading-executive-order-13423/?intcmp=trending

 

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12.29.12 – “Face: Huge Gaps in Common Core Standards” – by Donna Garner -- http://educationviews.org/fact-huge-gaps-in-common-core/

 

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12.28.11 – How the feds are tracking your kid” – by Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins --  New York Post -- http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/how_the_feds_are_tracking_your_kid_xC6wecT8ZidCAzfqegB6hL

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12.17.12 --  “Beware Homeschoolers: Common Core State Standards Initiative: Too Close to a National Curriculum” -- by William A. Estrada, Esq., HSLDA, Director of Federal Relations -- http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/2012/201212170.asp

 

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12.15.12 – “Thankfully Most Texas Schools Were Rejected by RTTT-D” – by Donna Garner -- http://educationviews.org/thankfully-most-texas-schools-rejected-by-rttt-d/

 

 

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12.12.12 – “Bill Ayers explains the left’s power is in schools and classrooms” – by Sibyl West, Ramparts360.com -- http://ramparts360.com/bill-ayers-explains-the-lefts-power-is-in-schools-and-classrooms/

 

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12.11.12 – “Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking” – by Dr. Sandra Stotsky – Heritage Foundation -- http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/12/questionable-quality-of-the-common-core-english-language-arts-standards

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12.7.12 – “Colorado Board of Education Hears Common Core Critics” – by Ben DeGrow -- http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2012/12/07/colorado-board-education-hears-common-core-critics

 

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12.5.12 – “How Much Literature Will Kids Actually Read?: -- by Shane Vander Hart, Truth in American Education -- http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/ccss-content-issues-reviews/how-much-literature-will-kids-actually-read/

 

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12.5.12 -- “Obama and Your Child’s Mind” – by Stanley Kurtz – NationalReview.com -- http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/334878/obama-and-your-childs-mind-stanley-kurtz

 

 

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11.26.12 – “Wyoming Proves That Common Core Standards Is a Federal-Led Initiative -- Not State-Led” – Truth in American Education -- http://educationviews.org/wyoming-proves-that-common-core-is-a-federal-led-initiative/

 

 

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11.20.12 – “A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards” – by Barry Garelick The Atlantic -- http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/a-new-kind-of-problem-the-common-core-math-standards/265444/

 

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11.16.12 – “Series of Five Videos: The Common Core Standards Pose a Real Threat to the U. S. Education System” -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coRNJluF2O4&feature=autoplay&list=PLWqL2Og4ICdvllViIJu00MBc15yaXp2UH&playnext=5

 

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10.28.12 – “Beware of ObamaCore” – by Robert Nemeth -- Worchester Telegram & Gazette --

http://www.telegram.com/article/20121028/COLUMN22/110289823/-1/column#.UI6KmYVXsy4

 

 

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10.19.12 – “Fiction vs. Non-Fiction Smackdown” -- by Jay Mathews (with comments by Donna Garner) -- http://educationviews.org/common-cores-social-justice-agenda/

 

 

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10.18.12 – “Non-Common Core States Will Save Millions of Dollars” – by Henry W. Burke --http://educationviews.org/non-common-core-states-will-save-millions...

 

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10.15.12 – “States’ Taxpayers Cannot Afford Common Core Standards” – by Henry W. Burke -- http://educationviews.org/states-taxpayers-cannot-afford-common-cor...

 

 

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10.11.12 – “Is Common Core About To Melt Down” – by Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute --

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/is-common-core-about-to-melt-down/

 

 

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10.9.12 –“Like Obamacare, Obama Core Is Another Power Grab” -- by Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum --  http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/like-obamacare-obama...

 

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9.30.12 – “Uncommon Allies Question a Common Core” – Editorial Board, JournalGazette.net -- http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20120930/EDIT10/309309979/114...

 

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9.28.12 – “States Beginning To Rebel Against Common Core Standards” --http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/states-beginning-to-...

 

 

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9.27.12 – “The Pedagogical Agenda of Common Core Math Standards” by Barry Garelick  -- EducationNews.org --

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/the-peda...

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9.25.12 -- “Romney: No Federal Support for Common Core” by Alyson Klein, EducationWeek-- http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/09/mitt_romney_do...

 

 

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9.23.12 – “Do Not Let the DOE Nationalize the Schools in Your State” – by Henry W. Burke, Donna Garner --

http://educationviews.org/do-not-let-the-doe-nationalize-the-school...

 

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9.14.12 – “Fighting the Common Core Standards’ Social Justice Math” – by Oak Norton --

http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/jordan-sd-rips-out-unsolvabl...

 

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9.14.12 – “Nationalized Public Schools Almost Here in America”  -- by Donna Garner --

 http://educationviews.org/nationalized-public-schools-almost-here-i...

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9.10.12 -- “Obama’s Inferior English Common Core Standards” – by Donna Garner --

http://educationviews.org/obamas-inferior-english-common-core-stand...

 

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9.7.12 – “Should the White House Control What Your Kids Learn?” by Stanley Kurtz --

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/07/should-white-house-contro...

 

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9.5.12 -- “How To Indoctrinate Students’ Minds with Math” by Donna Garner --

http://educationviews.org/how-to-indoctrinate-students-minds-with-m...

 

 

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8.27.12 – “Parents Need To Know About Student Data Privacy” by J. R. Wilson --EducationNews.org --

http://www.educationnews.org/parenting/jr-wilson-parents-need-to-kn...

 

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8.15.12 – “An Ominous Political Trend for Common Core-ites” – by Frederick M. Hess –Education Week --

http://www.frederickhess.org/2012/08/an-ominous-political-trend-for...

 

 

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8.21.12  --  "Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obama's Federal School Curriculum" -- by Mary Grabar -- Accuracy in Media -- http://www.aim.org/special-report/terrorist-professor-bill-ayers-and-obamas-federal-school-curriculum/

 

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8.12.12 – “Utah Teachers Speak out Against the Obama Administration’s Common Core Standards” – Utahns Against Common Core -- http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/teacher-comments-on-common-c...

 

 

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8.5.12 – “Caring Parents, Where Are You? – Common Core Standards and Big Bang Theory” – by Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/10007/caring-parents-where-are/View....

 

 

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7.18.13 -- "David Coleman, Lead Writer of Common Core English Standards Never Taught in K to 12" -- by Karen Springen -- PublishersWeekly.com --

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/53002-what-common-core-means-for-publishers.html

 

 

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5.16.12 – “Incoming College Board Head Wants SAT To Reflect Common Core” – by Catherine Gewertz, Education Week --http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/05/16/32collegeboard.h31.htm...

 

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4.23.12 – “Common Core Math Standards Fail To Add Up” by Evan Walter, The Heritage Foundation --

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/04/23/common-core-math-standards-fail...

 

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4.17.12 – “Six-Minute Interview: Federal Takeover by the Obama Administration of  Education Standards and Assessments” – Lindsey Burke, The Heritage Foundation

http://online.wsj.com/video/opinion-standardizing-schools-/FA09455F...

 

 

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3.26.12 -- “Two Education Philosophies with Two Different Goals”  -- by  Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/9703/2-education-philosophies-with/V...

 

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3.6.12 – “Handwaving Away Opposition to the National Standards” by Jim Stergios , Pioneer Institute --

http://jaypgreene.com/2012/03/06/handwaving-away-opposition-to-the-...

 

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2.10.12 – “Obama Imposing National School Curriculum” – by Bob Unruh – World Net Daily --

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/obama-imposing-national-school-curriculum/

 

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2.12 – “National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards” – The Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White Paper --http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/summary-national-cost-of-aligning-states-and-localities-to-the-common-core-standards/

 

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12.28.11 – “Feds To Be Able to Track Your School Children’s Personal Information” by Donna Garner --

http://teabook.org/profiles/blogs/feds-to-be-able-to-track-your-sch...

 

 

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12.21.11 – “A National Education Standards Exit Strategy for States” – by Lindsey Burke --

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/12/a-national-educati...

 

 

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10.27.11 – “Students Losing Their Right To Exress Their Opinions” – by Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/8754/students-losing-their-right/Vie...

 

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7.27.11 – “National Standards and Tests: An Unprecedented Federal Overreach”—The Heritage Foundation – Lindsey Burke, Robert Scott, et al --

http://www.heritage.org/events/2011/07/national-standards

 

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5.31.11 -- “Liberals Interpret Themselves Liberally: Common Core Standards, Race to the Top” by Doug Lasken --

http://www.flashreport.org/featured-columns-library0b.php?faID=2011...

 

 

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5.28.11 -- “A ‘Common’ Education Disaster” by Douglas Holtz-Eakin & Annie Hsiao -- Politico.com --  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55857.html#ixzz1NsJZQKOh

 

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5.26.11 -- “Race to the Cradle” by Neal McCluskey, The Cato Institute --http://libertylinked.com/posts/7408/race-to-the-cradle----by-neal/V...

 

 

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5.25.11 -- “South Carolina Will Not Participate in Race to the Top” Spartanburg Tea Party --

http://www.spartanburgteaparty.org/2011/05/25/sc-will-not-participa...

 

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5.22.11 -- “The Three-Legged Stool:  Obama, Duncan, Gates” by Donna Garner --

http://libertylinked.com/posts/7461/the-three-legged-stool/View.aspx

 

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5.9.11 -- “Association of American Educators Signs on in Opposition to National Curriculum” --

http://www.educationnews.org/ed_reports/edu_assoc_articles/155783.html

 

 

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5.9.11 -- “Why One Curriculum Is Bad for America” -- by Jonathan Kantrowitz and 100+ signatories - http://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/2011/05/09/why-one-national-curri...

 

 

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4.12.11 -- “The Other Shoe Drops: National Testmakers Worried” -- by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/153790.html

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4.9.11 -- “Congressmen: A Great Place To Cut Funding -- National Assessments” -- by Donna Garner -- http://www.educationnews.org/political/153529.html

 

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4.6.11 -- “Standards Overreach, or According to Plan?” -- by Neal McCluskey --

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/standards-overreach-or-according-to-...

 

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3.24.11 -- “Obama’s Carrot and Stick Control of Our Nation’s Public Schools” – by Donna Garner --  http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/152238.html

 

 

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3.20.11 -- “Our Hope Rests with Congressman Kline” – by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/151843.html

 

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2.24.11 –“The Race to the Top Scheme” – by Henry W. Burke and Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/108436.html

 

 

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2.24.11 -- “Let's Get Off the National Standards Train” by Henry W. Burke and Donna Garner --

http://alinahan.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/lets-get-off-the-national-...

 

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11.7.10 -- “Open Letter to Parents, Legislators, School Personnel: Which Policy Are You Going To Promote?” --  http://www.educationnews.org/blogs/102489.html

 

 

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10.26.10 -- “Bullying Agenda” --  by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/opinions_on_education/101...

 

 

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10.23.10 -- “What Is the Centers for Disease Control?” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/breaking_news/health/101841.html

 

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9.16.10 -- “Am I a Wacko Now?” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/100137.html

 

 

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7.29.10 -- “Stotsky on the Common Core Vote in Massachusetts” – by Dr. Sandra Stotsky -- 

http://jaypgreene.com/2010/07/29/stotsky-on-the-common-core-vote-in...

 

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7.27.10 -- “Where Have All the Caring Parents Gone?” – by Donna Garner -

http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/insights_on_education/968...

 

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7.10 - “Common Core Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade” -- a Pioneer Institute White Paper -- http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/common-cores-standards-still-dont-make-the-grade/

 

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4.19.10 -- “Marc Tucker’s Bologna” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/89899.html

 

 

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3.10 -- “Fair to Middling: A National Standards Progress Report – by R. James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky  - EducationWeek.org -- http://www.edweek.org/media/fair_to_middling.pdf

 

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2.10 – “Why Race to the Middle” by Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman – The Heartland Institute -- http://heartland.org/policy-documents/why-race-middle

 

 

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1.29.10 -- “Cradle-to-Career Plan by Obama and Duncan” --  by Donna Garner --

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/39076.html

 

 

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1.13.10 -- “Texas Tells Feds ‘Enough Is Enough’” --  by Donna Garner --

 http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/29200.html

 

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12.11.09 -- “Children and the Future of Our Country” – by Donna Garner --http://www.educationnews.org/blogs/7704.html

 

 Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

9:25AM

2 Types of Education--One Will Build and The Other Will Destroy Minds and Children

“2 Types of Education: America Hangs in the Balance”

by Donna Garner

4.22.13

 

[4.22.13 -- Nearly all educators, curriculum, vendors, lobbyists, organizations, and advocacy groups fall into one of these two categories – Type #1 or Type #2.  Action Steps are listed in red toward the bottom of this e-mail, and the latest updates on education bills in the Texas Legislature are posted at the very end.  – Donna Garner]

 

COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF EDUCATION

TRADITIONAL (TYPE #1) vs. CSCOPE/COMMON CORE STANDARDS (TYPE #2)*

 

TRADITIONAL TYPE #1 – CLASSICAL LEARNING

CSCOPE TYPE #2

PROGRESSIVE, RADICAL

COMMON CORE STANDARDS – TYPE #2

SOCIAL JUSTICE AGENDA

Instruction

Direct instruction by teacher

Self-directed learning, group-think

Emphasis on subjectivity, feelings, emotions, beliefs, multiculturalism, political correctness, social engineering, globalism, evolution, sexual freedom, contraceptives, environmental extremism, global warming/climate change, victimization, diversity, acceptance of homosexuality as normal, redistribution of wealth

 

De-emphasis on Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution, national sovereignty, Founding Fathers, American exceptionalism,

Curriculum

Academic, fact-based, skills, research

Social concerns, project-based, constructivism, subjective, uses unproven fads and theories

 

Teacher’s role

Authority figure, sets the plan for the class, academic instruction

Facilitator

 

Student’s role

Learn from teacher, focus on factual learning, develop foundation skills for logical & analytical reasoning, independent thinking

Students teach each other; focus on feelings, emotions, opinions; group-think

 

English, Language Arts, Reading (ELAR)

Phonics; classical literature; cursive handwriting; grammar; usage; correct spelling; expository, persuasive, research writing

Whole language, balanced literacy, Guided Reading; no cursive writing instruction so can’t read primary documents of Founding Fathers

 

Math

“Drill and skill,” four math functions learned to automaticity

Fuzzy math, rejects drill and memorization of math facts, dependent on calculators

 

Social Studies

Focus on American heritage/exceptionalism, national sovereignty, Founding documents

Diversity, multiculturalism, globalization, revisionist history, political correctness

 

Character development

Pro-faith, self-control, personal responsibility, self-discipline, solid work ethic

Secular, moral relativism, anti-faith, victimization

 

Equality

Equal opportunities

Equal outcomes

 

Assessment

Students evaluated by earned grades, objective tests

Inflated grades, subjective assessments evaluated based upon value-system of grader

 

Outcomes

Objective tests (right-or-wrong answers), emphasis on academic skills and knowledge

Subjective assessments;   emphasis on holistic, “feel good” scoring

 

 

*Chart produced by Carole H. Haynes, Ph.D. – chaynes777@gmail.com

 

 

RESULTS OF TYPE #1

 

If we want our public school children to learn to read well, we must have Type #1.

 

If we want them to be able to speak and write English well, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want them to be patriotic citizens who revere the Founding Fathers and know and honor the Constitution, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our graduates to be knowledgeable voters who know history and can analyze current events based upon the past and the present, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our public school children to recognize that they and the whole world were created by a Higher Being, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our public school children to know their math facts to automaticity, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our public school children to be able to do well in foreign languages, then we must have Type #1 that teaches the phonetic sound system and grammar/usage in English so that they can apply that to their foreign language learning.  

 

If we want our public school children to read the great pieces of literature that have connected our country to past generations, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our public school children to have the skills and knowledge they need for college and/or the workplace, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want to turn out scientists who are well read, logical, analytical, and who can write down their scientific conclusions, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our graduates to be able to write compositions built upon facts and persuasive techniques, then we must have Type #1.

 

If we want our high-school students to know how to research a topic and then put that information into well-written text, we must have Type #1.

 

If we want future legislators who are well read and who have a deep understanding of world history/American history/U. S. legal system and how those apply to current events, then we must have Type #1.

 

Because of the dedication of some of the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education (both past and present), our state now has Type #1 curriculum standards (TEKS) in English/Language Arts/Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Math – all passed since May 2008. Our TEKS are not the problem. CSCOPE, Common Core Standards, and the stubborn education establishment are the problems.

 

 

It would be wonderful if Texas educators on their own volition would teach the Type #1 TEKS, but most have chosen not to do so for various reasons.  To better understand these various reasons, please read these two short articles

 

4.11.13 – “Education Is Serious Business: Green, Yellow, and Red People” -- http://educationviews.org/education-is-serious-business-green-yellow-and-red-people/

 

 

4.11.13 – “Open Letter to Texas Legislators: Bad Bills – SB 1724 (Sen. Dan Patrick), SB 3 (Sen. Dan Patrick), and HB 5 (Rep. Aycock)” -- http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/open-letter-to-tex-legislators-do-not-pass-these-bills-by-donna?xg_source=activity

 

 

Unfortunately, the only way to force educators to move from their Type #2 instructional materials into Type #1 is to hold them and their students accountable at each grade level and in each course. 

 

 

That accountability comes through the STAAR/End-of-Course tests which under Texas law have to be Type #1; and under the watchful eyes of the SBOE and the Texas Education Agency, they are. 

 

 

ACTION STEPS:

 

First, you must inform yourself; the future of America depends on it.  You cannot convince other people until you feel confident that you understand the education issues thoroughly yourself.  Please spend the time to go through the various resources posted below, and share these with everyone you know. 

 

Plead with your Congressmen to sign U. S. Senator Charles Grassley’s letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Education to request that they prohibit future funding for the Common Core State Standards, the national assessments, and the assessment review panel that was recently launched.  The letter is posted here:  http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/contact-your-senators-to-co-sign-grassleys-request-to-halt-common-core-funding/

 

 

Tell Texas Legislators to quit dumbing down the New Plan which is being implemented (sophomores on down) in the Texas public schools right now – new Type #1 TEKS, STAAR/EOC’s, and graduation requirements,  It is this present plan that will eventually produce well-educated citizens who will become capable college students and/or employees with the core knowledge to be able to think logically/analytically and to be able to vote intelligently.  

 

 

UPDATED ON 4.11.13 – LIST OF ANTI-CSCOPE AND/OR DUMBING-DOWN RESOURCES

 

 

*Compiled by Donna Garner (These are some of the best resources on the subject of CSCOPE and the attempts to "dumb down" Texas public schools through legislative intent.  These links are all active at the time of publishing on 4.11.13.)

 

 

Here is the link to the full, updated list (as of 4.11.13) of numerous
Anti-CSCOPE and/or Dumbing-Down Resources.  This will help the public to prepare themselves with the facts they need to counter the proponents of CSCOPE and of the dumbing-down of our Texas public schools: 

 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/anti-cscope-and-or-dumbing-down-resources-updated-on-4-11-13-by

 

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Below is the link to the list of Anti-Common Core Standards Resources compiled by Donna Garner from 12.11.09 through 4.14.13:

 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/updated-4-14-13-anti-common-core-standards-resources-list-by

 

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INFORMATION FOR FELLOW TEXANS  -- UPDATE ON BILLS PRESENTLY IN TEXAS LEGISLATURE

 

GOOD BILLS

 

SB 1406 (Senators Dan Patrick, Donna Campbell, Jane Nelson, Ken Paxton) should be passed because it would grant the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education the oversight of instructional materials (e.g., CSCOPE) produced by the Education Service Centers. The Senate passed SB 1406 on 4.15.13, and it is waiting to be referred to a House committee.

 

 

HB 284 (Reps. Zedler, Capriglione, King, Laubenberg, Miller, Sanford, Taylor) would require public schools to put their checkbook registers online.  HB 284 emerged from the House Public Education Committee on 4.16.13 and is headed to the House Calendars Committee.

 

 

BAD BILLS

 

HB 5 (Reps. Aycock, Deshotel, Davis, Villarreal, Callegari) is one of the bills, if passed, that would dumb down education in our Texas public schools.  It was voted out of the House and was sent to the Senate Education Committee on 4.2.13 with public testimony taken in committee on 4.16.13.

 

 

SB 2 (Sens. Patrick, Campbell) must be changed to retain the elected Texas State Board of Education’s over sight of charter schools rather than giving that responsibility to the unelected Commissioner of Education and the Texas Education Agency.  Commissioner Michael Williams and the TEA have not asked for that extra responsibility. 

 

Another big fallacy of SB 2 is that the Legislature has refused to pass safeguards over charter schools FIRST before approving the increase in the number of charter schools.  These safeguards should include such provisions as requiring independent, generally accepted, transparent, accounting/auditing practices;  protections and regulations over bond funding requiring our Texas dollars to stay in Texas; criminal penalties for fraudulent violations; proof of U. S. citizenship for all charter school operator board members and the five highest-paid administrators; names, titles, biographies posted online for all charter operator board members and the five highest-paid administrators; and charter school check registers posted online.

 

Without these safeguards in place, the education of the children who attend these charter schools could be subject to indoctrination from dangerous, hostile influences.

 

SB 2 passed out of the Senate on 4.11.13, and a public hearing will be held on 4.23.13 in the House Public Education Committee. 

 

SB 3 (Sen. Patrick, Campbell, Lucio, Taylor) and SB 1724 (Sen. Patrick, Birdwell, Campbell, Hegar, Lucio, Paxton, Taylor) would, if passed, totally decimate the ten years it has taken to put the Type #1 “New Plan” into place.  These two bills would dumb down the public schools of Texas and would throw us back into the Type #2 mode that has harmed our public school children for the last ten to fifteen years.  Both SB 3 and SB 1724 have both been reported out of the Senate Education Committee and have been placed on the intent calendar.

 

 

HB 2103 (Reps. Villarreal, Branch) would require large amounts of personal student, family, and educator data collected over the last 20 years and in the future by the Texas Education Agency to be shared widely among various state agencies supposedly for research.  However, this would cause more invasion of people’s private information.  HB 2103 has been passed out of the House Higher Education Committee and was placed on the general state calendar on 4.24.13.

 

 

Texas Legislature Online:  http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

 

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com