Common Core got the process wrong

Richard Innes has posted a video on the Bluegrass Institute website.  Based on his experience, he shows how a quality standards based education program differs from the approached used by the folks behind the Common Core.  The video is called High Quality Standards Based Education Programs.  You can watch the video below.

Directions in Education?

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President Elect Donald Trump has appointed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. A lot was said on the campaign trail. With a Trump-DeVos administration what direction will they take education? Trigger warning: be aware that the following is … Continue reading

Appoint An Education Secretary With Integrity

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A collaborative effort has resulted in a letter/petition Joy Pullmann has posted.  You are encouraged to go to the Appoint An Education Secretary With Integrity and sign the petition.  The content of the letter/petition is included below along with the … Continue reading

He Just Sued the School System

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This video is very well done and makes great points.  It highlights problems in our public school system, especially the current one-size fits all approach.  A lot of points, issues, and possible solutions are touched on in this video and … Continue reading

The Hell of Rigor and Critical Thinking in the Age of College and Career Readiness

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This article was published on the Contemporary Insurgent website on September 29, 2016 and is reposted here with the permission of the author. The Hell of Rigor and Critical Thinking in the Age of College and Career Readiness: Administrators of … Continue reading

A Heartfelt Expression of Concerns

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Last fall a mother shared some information with me in an email she had sent. I recently saw this mother. I asked and received permission to post the text of a letter. SB 6030 and SB 6122 are mentioned. Even … Continue reading

Alternatives to SAT/ACT to be Available

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The claims that ACT and SAT are aligned with the Common Core State Standards has had some parents, including homeschool parents, across the country hoping for alternative college entrance exams. It appears there is one alternative ready for students to … Continue reading

Labeling Students: Not College and Career Ready

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For years it seemed like there was a major move away from labeling students.  We may be back to labeling students.  Students now may be labeled “College and Career Ready” or “Not College and Career Ready”.   Will labeling a student … Continue reading

Introduction to data mining our kids

Moms Alyson Williams, Jenni White, Alisa Ellis and Christel Swasey, of Utah and Oklahoma, chat in a Google Hangout about their concerns and experiences with government data mining children without parental consent.

This also appears on Common Core: Education Without Representation.