About the Forty Minutes

Much has been made by the pro Common Core people about the forty minutes that was given to both sides to present their case regarding HB 1223. I would like to share some information about that. When we were told that this bill was scheduled for committee hearing on February 18, 2015 , we were…

House Ed Committee Votes to Not Protect Student Data

HB 1184 was heard in House Education Committee today. This bill would have regulated what information the Digital Learning (DL) platforms our children use in school can share and store. Think of your credit card or an online transaction. By law, you receive a privacy policy statement telling what that company will do with your…

Common Core and SBAC: An Unreliable New Old Car

After a vote in the House Education Committee on February 11, 2015, regarding parents’ rights to refuse the SBAC assessments, (Link) I had the opportunity to speak with one of the legislators who voted to not allow parents to decide what is in the best interest of their children. I was somewhat befuddled at his reasoning…

2015 Common Core Bills and Important Dates

Below are upcoming dates for committee hearings for bills related to the Common Core. February 11, 2015 House Education Committee 7:45 CT, Room 413 HB 1093 An Act to provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. This is the same bill that was brought last year…