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It's not just Common core we need to watch out for...


coming soon...


They are not calling it Common Core...For good reason...But from the same actors


Next Generation Science Standards

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/next-generation-science-standards/problems-with-next-generation-science-standards/


APUSH - AP U.S. History guts U.S. History...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/08/college_board_erases_the_founding_fathers_protect_the_spirit_of_76.html​


The “one size fits all” and “top down ("we know better than you") mentality that permeates in the halls of state capitals and education leadership epitomizes the foundational attitudes inherent in “Common Core”.  The resultant harm spelled out below does not mention or refer to politics or religion in any fashion, yet the propaganda emanating from State Education leaders always seems to steer back to the tried and true comments of “they are misled”, or they are“extremists”. ~ Dr. Gary Thompson  
See more.... https://www.facebook.com/notes/iep-journeys-a-day-in-the-life/journeys-case-note-11-common-core-influenced-iep-lawsuit-nightmare-the-hotel-cal/256240357884013

Great Books on CCSS


Common Ground on Common Core...
Voices from across the Political Spectrum Expose the Realities of the Common Core State Standards

http://www.resoundingbooks.org/books/commonground/


​Mr. Noriega...If it's Broke, Don't Fix It...
http://www.amazon.com/If-Its-Broken-Dont-Fix-ebook/dp/B00GAP6FHG/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395118979&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=if+its+broke+don%27t+fix+it+kindle+books​​

The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core
​~ Terrence Moore

Children of the Core...Kris Nielsen...Former Teacher

This is what NGA & CCSSO think of their own Standards...


Representations, Warranties and Disclaimer:

THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND NGA CENTER/CCSSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, OR THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ERRORS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE.

Limitation on Liability:

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NGA CENTER OR CCSSO, INDIVIDUALLY OR JOINTLY, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY LEGAL THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH RISK AND POTENTIAL DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LICENSEE WAIVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK LEGAL REDRESS AGAINST, AND RELEASES FROM ALL LIABILITY AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE, NGA CENTER AND CCSSO.


They are no longer afraid to tell exactly what they are trying to accomplish...





Parents Can opt out of 

CCSS Testing...

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130921/parents-opting-kids-out-of-standardized-testing

 

More News...


Sites...


http://truthinamericaneducation.com/


http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/action.aspx​


http://www.jbs.org/legislation/stop-common-core-in-your-state


http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/anti-cc-bill.html


http://www.tneagleforum.org/COMMON_CORE/


http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/30/florida-to-withdraw-from-common-core-assessments-other-states-may-soon-follow/​


http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2014/01/south_carolina_gov_haley_vows_state_will_ditch_common_core.html​


CCSS in the News...


Smoke, Mirrors, and the Common Core...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-tampio/smoke-mirrors-and-the-com_b_4972013.html


Not so good news for Common Core standards...

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/18/common-core-gets-awful-review-in-new-study/


Common Core, an election issue???

http://ilchristiannews.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/common-core-as-an-election-issue/


Shane Vander Hart...Common Core Warrior...

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/author/shane-vander-hart/


Who is minding the Schools...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/the-common-core-whos-minding-the-schools.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Principal: ‘I was naïve about Common Core’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/04/principal-i-was-naive-about-common-core/


The Money War...

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/education-common-core-standards-schools-96964.html


http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/governors-race-to-the-drop-of-common-core/


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/02/Democrat-Led-States-Begin-To-Distance-From-Common-Core-Standards

















What you need to know...

Start Here...


The real Fact vs. Myth...

http://stopcommoncore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/APP-Myths-v.-Facts-table3.pdf


Why do they lie???

http://pioneerinstitute.org/blog/why-do-they-lie-and-why-do-others-believe-them-by-sandra-stotsky/​


Do standards really matter...

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/04/18/28loveless_ep.h31.html?override=web​


A teacher's take on CCSS...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxj4IjmNDZk&feature=youtu.be


This is the best book I have read that breaks down the ELA standards

The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core ​~ Terrence Moore


This is a great article by Diane Ravitch

​http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/03/24/ravitch-the-best-reason-to-oppose-the-common-core-standards/

Everything you need to know about Common Core — Ravitch

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-common-core-ravitch/




The Current School Reform Landscape: Christopher H. Tienken
​http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEkN8Sgca0I&feature=youtu.be​

This site has great teleconferences on CCSS...
http://montanansagainstcommoncore.com/?page_id=241​

Mr. Noriega...A teacher's take on Common Core...

http://repealthecommoncore.com/


Terrence Moore on CCSS...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/18/Hillsdale-College-Professor-Terrence-Moore-Common-Core-Superficial-Biased-Embarrassingly-Dumb


Bill Gates attempts to defend CCSS....

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/gates-poor-defense-of-the-common-core-on-this-week/

Video contains almost all the information you will need to get started...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmMPpnDcQWk


Jane Robbins on CCSS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coRNJluF2O4 Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8FJ1U90HI   Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnpqT_XirPo  Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geLCamWdblE  Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjJFjNx6jOI  Part 5


Jane Robbins on Data Mining...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYnteSxVMjw


DR. Duke Pesta On CCSS and Site w/great video...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QJ3I_xF4MY


https://www.fpeusa.org/index.php/about/defeating-common-core​


Yours truly on the radio...

http://cepradio.com/broadcast-archives/​


Great Reads..

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/a-breakfast-chat-with-the-common-core-elite/


Worth your time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2npftyFvkWo&feature=youtu.be&t=5m49s​


Get inspired...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPlB7KGVSD8


Not with my child you won't...

Get the facts from DR. Sandra Stotsky...

http://vimeo.com/77216361

Stay Informed...Great Sites...


https://www.fpeusa.org

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/12/questionable-quality-of-the-common-core-english-language-arts-standards

​http://heartland.org/common-core

http://pioneerinstitute.org/common-core/​

http://www.cato.org/research/education-child-policy​

http://eagnews.org/demand-an-honest-conversation-about-common-core/


http://foundedontruth.com/index.php/common-core-info


http://truthinamericaneducation.com/​


Issues with the Curriculum coming from CCSS...


English Language Arts is under fire with new CCSS "Curriculum"...
http://stopcommoncoreinmichigan.com/2014/02/under-common-core-students-discover-text/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StopCommonCoreInMichigan+%28Stop+Common+Core+in+Michigan%29​

CCSS Math issues...
http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/05/common-core-math-calls-2000-election-unfair-describes-lincolns-religion-as-liberal/​

The new, new math. Is this what "rigor" looks like???
Don't think this is in "your" school, it was in ours...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YLlX61o8fg

​ANOTHER REASON TO BE WORRIED ABOUT COMMON CORE: ‘THE CHILDREN BELONG TO ALL OF US’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/03/another-reason-to-be-worried-about-common-core-the-children-belong-to-all-of-us/


AP History issues...

http://education-curriculum-reform-government-schools.org/w/2014/02/2858/


Pedophilia, incest, and graphic sex excerpts from the Common Core...


http://therightscoop.com/arkansas-mom-absolutely-devastates-common-core-lunacy-in-four-short-minutes/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHoxWaVeto


http://www.examiner.com/article/common-core-assignment-remove-two-amendments-from-outdated-bill-of-rights


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/11/common-core-third-grade-book-presents-messianic-view-of-obama/


http://eagnews.org/new-york-school-board-meeting-erupts-in-laughter-over-ridiculous-common-core-aligned-lessons/


http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/2688/Common-Core-Is-Curriculum-Contrary-to-Advocates%E2%80%99-Claims.aspx?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Bishop+Says+No+to+Common+Core&utm_content=common


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/22/obama-bio-read-by-fourth-graders-suggests-whites-are-racist-details-president/?intcmp=trending


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/09/why-young-kids-are-struggling-with-common-core-math/









Here is a list of questions you can take to your school board, or district administration...

I'm sure you can add a few more of your own...


​Wisconsin agreed to adopt common standards and build a federally prescribed database in order to secure State Fiscal Stabilization Funds of the 2009 stimulus, compete in Race to the Top and receive a No Child Left Behind Waiver, when did you first hear about the CC standards?

Have you been getting regular reports from curriculum and professional development directors about changes and training necessary to implement CC?

Have you seen the analysis on what it will cost to implement CC in 40+ states, for the complete implementation of CC aligned assessments, aligned curriculum, and teacher training?

Have you seen the analysis that CC is more rigorous than our past standards?

Have you seen the report showing how CC ranks on the international benchmark scale?

Have you seen an analysis of the differences between the CC standards and our previous standards?

Did you ask for the data that validate the claims of CC proponents and the results of any piloting programs?

What consequences are there for a school district that chooses not to adopt/implement CC?

DPI claims every district has local control and does not have to adopt common core, it that correct?

Can our district administer alternative tests to the Smarter Balanced assessments and still be rated highly by DPI?

What options will we have if CC isn't as effective "as sold"?  Who can parents turn to with concerns about the standards, Assessments or curriculum?  
Who's accountable?

Has anyone done a life cycle cost analysis for the technology necessary to comply with the mandatory online assessments beginning next school year, or the cost of fully implementing CC curriculum so we can teach to the test?

Are districts able to fund CC, needs for technology for assessments, and data tracking with current revenue?

Are you aware the standards are copyrighted and you can only add 15% to the standards?

Do you plan to let the parents know what data points are being collected? How will you handle parents who opt out?

Will you allow parents to opt out of the assessments?

Will parents be able to view and review the assessments?

How can a single set of 19th century standards prepare 50 million kids for thousands of jobs in 2035?  Please show me the data…

If CCSS are state led, why is the Federal Department of Education sanctioning Oklahoma for dropping CCSS in favor of creating their own standards?

Can you tell me how many teachers were used in the process of creating CC VS. Consultants and corporations that stand to benefit financially from CC?  BTW, not one early childhood expert was included.

How can one set of standards prepare 50 million kids for ALL colleges and universities?  Again, please show me the data…




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