MamaBearSD Op-Ed: Education or Indoctrination

Some of you know that I clean empty rental units, preparing them for the next tenant.  Many times I go into units where the former tenant has claimed to clean the unit, but when you look deeper, you find that it is still dirty. For example, this morning I opened the refrigerator and thought that’s…

Common Core Standards conference call May 15th at noon

Common Core Standards conference call May 15th at noon May 10, 2013 Education Heritage Action will host a conference call at noon on Wednesday, May 15th with Heritage education expert Lindsey Burke to discuss Common Core national standards.  Lindsey has been sounding the alarm against Washington’s overreach in our education system and has graciously agreed to join us on the call next…

Sandra Stotsky Discusses Common Core

I am posting this video of Dr. Sandra Stotsky talking about the issues she had with the Common Core English Language Arts Standards. I am asking you to remember, that anyone who was invited to and participated in the Common Core Standards validation panel is a proponent of National Standards. Their underlying motivations may not have…

Stolen Education, Stolen Children, Stolen Future

When the news got out that New York parents were coaching their children to not take the standardized tests, I was so uncomfortable. I wasn’t sure if when I was a student, I would have had the courage to put down the pencil and stick to it with a teacher standing there telling me to pick…

Congressman Rob Bishop Advises Utah Senate: Common Core is a Hook

Congressman Rob Bishop, Utah, is the second signature on Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer’s letter to United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, raising concerns about Common Core. From Congressman Rob Bishop in his February, 2013 address to the Utah Senate.  At min. 12:17, he addresses questions from the Utah legislature concerning Common Core.  He advises the Utah Senate that they…

Kristi Noem’s Signature Missing from Rep. Luetekmeyer’s Letter to Arne Duncan

A few weeks ago, we shared with you a letter from Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, (MO) to Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education.  In this letter he expresses serious concerns with the manner in which the US Department of Education has involved itself with Common Core standards. The letter also notes the highly irregular process used to…