Tag archive for ‘Common Core education’
By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

South Carolina votes on Common Core replacement

The South Carolina Board of Education adopted standards in English/language arts and mathematics to replace the Common Core State Standards at its March 11 meeting. Last year, Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Jeb Bush resigns from ‘boards,’ signaling 2016 presidential run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has resigned from all of his corporate and nonprofit board memberships, a move which points to a 2016 Presidential run. “He will be reviewing his remaining business engagements More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Texas approves disputed textbooks

After several delays and much dispute, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks  with a 9-5 vote, divided along party lines. over the last several months, there has been much debate More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 1st, 2014

New data: Homeschooling rises, Common Core to blame

Jeb Bush, Bill Gates and others may have tried to put their weight and stamp of approval on Common Core, but the controversial national education standard is being cited as the main reason for a spike in homeschooling. More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, August 18th, 2014

North Carolina Common Core blamed for surge in homeschooling

Residents in North Carolina blame the national Common Core curriculum as the reason for their choosing to homeschool their children. The state has seen a 27 percent increase since the 2011-2012 school year.   “As More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Gov Bobby Jindal points to ‘rebellion’ against Washington, Common Core

Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana spoke about the growing animosity towards Washington DC, the implementaiton of Common Core and hostility towards Christians. “I can sense right now a rebellion More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallin repeals Common Core standards

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Thursday that repeals the adoption of the standards and directs the Oklahoma Board of Education to create new, more rigorous standards by August 2016. “We are very capable More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Florida Rep Charles Van Zant won’t back off statement Common Core making kids gay

A Florida lawmaker attempted to link Common Core in Florida to children becoming gay and now stands behind that comment. Think Progress posted a video of the Florida State Rep. Charles Van Zant: “Please, go on More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Libertarian Adrian Wyllie calls out Jeb Bush, Neil Bush on profits from Common Core

donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Many parents in Florida are frustrated with Common Core, but are unaware of the connection to the Bush family, says the Libertarian candidate for governor. Adrian Wyllie spoke More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

ACLU files lawsuit to end single-sex education, ‘these programs are illegal’

The ACLU has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, saying the single-gender schools and classrooms are discriminatory, noting Hillsborough County Florida in their claim, reports TBO.com in a Wednesday More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Middle school book: ‘White voters would never vote for a black President’

Some are blaming Common Core while others are just calling it outrageous. A middle school book about President Obama thrusts race into the 2008 election, making the bold claims ‘white voters would never vote More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan says ‘White suburban mothers’ comments about Common Core was ‘clumsy phrasing’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan had to battle questions and criticisms after his remarks regarding opponents of Common Core, the latest Federal standard rolling out to public schools. Duncan said that opposition More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Charges dropped against Robert Small, Maryland parent who spoke out against Common Core, but arrest defended

All charges against Robert Small have been dropped, the Baltimore County state attorney confirmed to the press.  In a statement, the state attorney’s office said the police officer acted appropriately in More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Former teacher Karen Schoen talks Common Core, details the new standards for the ‘human captial’

Former teacher, turned political activist, Karen Schoen spoke with Dispatch Radio about the new Common Core standards, changes parents can expect and the history of their development. From the September 27 broadcast More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Maryland father, Robert Small, arrested after protesting Common Core

The man was being removed for not following format to ask questions and is now charged with second-degree assault of police officer. UPDATE: Charges dropped, but arrest defended – read the new story here Robert More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 24th, 2013

‘The Bluest Eye’ under fire as part of Common Core reading list, content includes incest, rape and pedophilia

Common Core, the controversial set of education standards being instituted by many state governors and education leaders, is coming under fire for its selection of a book that’s on the suggested reading list for More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Common Core video reveals 3 times 4 equal 11 will be ‘corrected’ but their explanation is the emphasis

Common Core, the new national curriculum that the Obama administration will impose on American public school students this fall, is coming under fire for some bizarre tactics in teaching. Lots of money back Common More...

By Karen Schoen On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Answering Florida State Senator John Legg on Common Core Standards

This is in response to a Tampa Bay online column written by Florida State Senator John Legg (R-Port Richey). The RTTT grant demanded Common Core Standards (CCS) in Florida as a condition for the grant. John More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 24th, 2013

Florida Common Core history class teaching Bible could ‘justify the slaughter’ and terrorists may have ‘low self-esteem’

A high school FLVS, Florida Virtual Online Class, World History class describes Christianity in the lesson titled “Invisible Warfare” stating that passages in the Bible “could be used to justify More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Texas State Senator Dan Patrick says vote ends CSCOPE in schools

Texas has managed to remove the controversial curriculum management program called CSCOPE from the state’s educational system. Texas State Senator Dan Patrick announced the move on Monday morning via a press release More...



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