Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core
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Is this week the beginning of the end for Common Core? (Yahoo News: The Daily Caller)
Three states – Iowa, Florida and Arizona – have rebranded the Common Core Standards Initiative with different names in clever attempts to bamboozle critics of the standards. (RELATED: Common Core proponents try to save flailing standards using this one weird trick)
On Monday, Indiana skipped this desperate marketing ploy and simply ditched Common Core altogether, reports The Indianapolis Star.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence affixed his signature to Senate Bill 91, a law ordering public K-12 schools across The Hoosier State to stop using the controversial education standards.
Indiana is the first state to opt out of Common Core.
“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,” Pence said in a statement.
My Comment: Yes, Governor Pence I agree. Most things are better off left to the state and local levels.
Teacher resigns after 25 years because of a new ‘disturbing era’ in public schools (The Blaze)
A remarkable story on TheBlaze this morning demonstrates just how out-of-control the American education has become. Susan Sluyter has been a teacher in Cambridge Public School District in Massachusetts for more than two decades, and one can imagine that she’s seen her fair share of change over the years. But the more recent shift in education requirements was so dramatic, Sluyter made the decision to resign last month. She outlined her concerns in letter that has since been made public.
“In this disturbing era of testing and data collection in the public schools, I have seen my career transformed into a job that no longer fits my understanding of how children learn and what a teacher ought to do in the classroom to build a healthy, safe, developmentally appropriate environment for learning for each of our children,” Sluyter wrote in February her resignation letter. Continue article