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…

Pressure on Utah Governor’s Office is Relentless

Utah school board denies guv’s Common Core request http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56254239-78/standards-board-common-core.html.csp Utah has been on the frontlines of the battle against Common Core. I want to share this story from the Salt Lake City Tribune, dated Friday May 3rd. ‘Christine Kearl, the governor’s education advisor,…She said the Governor’s Office hears daily complaints about the Common Core.’ ‘…

Senator Chuck Grassley’s Letter to the Appropriations Committee

Last week on Facebook we asked you to contact Senators Thune and Johnson with regards to co-signing Senator Chuck Grassley’s letter to the Appropriations Committee. In this letter he outlined the reasons the Common Core Standards, in relation to federal funding are illegal and is requesting that they prohibit future funding for the Common Core…