Meeting to Discuss Common Core & Education

Have you heard Sharon Hanek speak yet? She is an amazing speaker on Common Core and Education in Washington State. She will be at Fairwood Country Club on Thursday, 7 November 2013. Check in 6:30, program starts at 7.

Please come hear her speak.

17070 140th Ave SE Renton, Wa 98058

Losing Teachers to the Common Core

As we are gearing up for the end of the school year in Washington State, this video is a great example of what Common Core will be bringing to our state. The idea of a solid education for children will be abolished and in its place will be a high-stakes outcome based education.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/teacher-resignation-video-ellie-rubenstein_n_3328117.html

A must read essay regarding the beginnings of Common Core and the involvement of Bill Gates.

Oak Norton did an amazing job outlining how Bill Gates has been involved with CCSS and how he will be profiting from it in the future.

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/essay-common-core-poses-real-threat-of-loss-of-privacy/article_79f3cfb6-48d9-5cc5-8b6e-690b5da2c2b0.html

What do Teachers Really Think of Common Core?

An excellent letter written by a teacher in Utah and shared by whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com. Perhaps we need to talk with the teachers at our local schools and see if  this is how they really feel.

http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/yet-another-teacher-speaks-out-a-letter-to-utah-legislature/

Think Homeschooler’s are immune from the reach of Common Core? Think again!

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Here is an excerpt from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website: “The CCSS specifically do not apply to private or homeschools, unless they receive government dollars (online charter school programs have no such protection). However, HSLDA has serious concerns with … Continue reading

Common Core Background – White Paper

We just found this excellent white paper on the background of Common Core, and a look at the standards themselves which was posted at Truth in American Education. While it is long (44 pages), you might want to read it if you have a chance. There is a lot of factual information with endnotes at the back to direct you to the sources.

Controlling-Education-From-the-Top-PRINT, May 2012. This 23 page white paper written by Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins and published by American Principles Project and the Pioneer Institute.

What Information Will be Collected on Your Child and You?

We have been hearing from lots of people that one of the main concerns about Common Core is the intrusive data mining, and in particular, what information is being collected about your child. An unbelievable 533 pieces of data will be collected. In addition to the data we talked about previously, you can browse through the Common Education Data Standards – Domain Entity Schema.

If you don’t like what you see, you have a voice. Share what you learn with other parents, your schools, teachers, and co-workers. Read and sign our petition and let our state know what you think about CCSS.

In the Tacoma Area? Find out About CCSS!

Thanks to our friends at the Tacoma Narrows Tea Party for hosting a two part series on the “Impact / Effect of Common Core on the American Mind”.

Hear from the top education researchers in Washington State – CURE Washington and Research Mom (AKA Sharon Hanek). Bring your questions to the table for the open round table session at the end of each presentation.

The first meeting will be Tuesday, April 30th, 7pm at the Gig Harbor Library (4424 Point Fosdick Drive W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335).

I’ve had the pleasure of attending an event where Sharon Hanek was speaking, and it was eye opening. I encourage you to attend if you can.

In the meantime, remember to sign the petition to Stop Common Core in WA State.
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-common-core-in-washington-state1.html