The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely “voluntary.” Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme. Washington State was the first, losing its waiver in April after the state legislature failed to come up with a solution that would allow the state to tie its student test results to teacher evaluations.Details
The annual Education Next survey is out, and its headliner is the Common Core. Unfortunately, it features basically the same incomplete, answer-skewing question it employed last year, and reports the same dubious finding of majority support. But even with that, the direction in which opinion has moved speaks volumes about the serious trouble the Core is in.Details
For those who say I’m only one person or my one vote doesn’t matter what can I do?
You can, if nothing else, make phone call as we asked (Bill to STOP Common Core in Jeopardy) and those that did made all the difference.
When on June 19, 2014 the Education Committee Chairman stood to introduce SB812, he mentioned the 350+ calls his office received opposing the bill that would do little to remove Common Core other than, change the name.
As we reported (North Carolina House Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core) about the passage of the much stronger bill HB1061 on June 4th we told you the SB812 would be heard in committee and that it needed to be stopped.
In a move, that I hope will not backfire on the committee and HB1061 the committee had prepared anDetails
it all comes back to money. Funds the federal government took and now flaunts in the faces of state legislatures have proven to be an irresistible bait.Details
Raleigh, NC, June 4, 2014 — Today, the North Carolina House passed a bill that would end the state’s involvement in Common Core educational standards, effectively nullifying its implementation within the state. The vote was 78-39.Details
Both chambers of the Missouri legislature gave final approval today to a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. The bill will now go to the Governor’s desk for a signatureDetails
Louisiana HB556 would prohibit implementation of Common Core State Standards and provides for implementation of prior standards.
Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 10, 2014 and was referred to the House Education Committee on the same date. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW to make sure this legislation is passed by the committee.Details
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.Details