RCAS Postpones Middle School Student Behavioral Surveys

The Rapid City Area Schools have announced that they will postpone the middle school student surveys that measure childrens’ attitudes, beliefs, behavior and disposition.    Dr. Mitchell, RCAS Superintendent has admitted that they are looking for a legal way to give this survey without getting specific written parental consent from each student’s parent/guardian.  The Sioux Falls School…

Fear, the Tactic of the Common Core Movement

Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education and Michael Petrelli of the Fordham Institute participated in a debate sponsored by Oklahoma Wesleyan University on November 11, 2014, called “Common Core Chaos?” Oklahoma repealed the Common Core earlier this year and returned to their former standards while their new standards are being written. Throughout the debate…

KSOO Radio, VPU Focus on Education Week

UPDATE This week on KSOO radio, VPU will focus on education during the 5:00-6:00 pm hour.   I was driving to the Sioux Falls School Board meeting listening yesterday during the broadcast and I can’t recall the complete schedule of broadcasts for the week, but I think it’s as follows. I have a request into…

Parents Seek Alternatives to Common Core

In today’s Argus Leader is a story about families choosing alternative education, whether that be homeschooling or a private school, for their children because of the Common Core. Just in case you still believed that the Common Core is just standards and doesn’t dictate how the standards are taught, with the Common Core, teachers no…

Milgram and Stotsky Urge Parents to Push Back on Common Core

Professor of Education Emerita and former Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999 to 2003, where she was in charge of revising all K-12 academic standards, teacher and administrator licensing regulations and licensure tests, and professional development, Dr. Sandra Stotsky refused to sign off on the Common Core Standards. Stanford University emeritus professor…