Dorn Speaks Yet Provides No Evidence and Fails to Follow the Law

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The above is the press release with Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Randy Dorn’s statements about assessment opt outs. SPI Dorn says statewide testing is important. It may be important, but for whom? For the students and parents who won’t … Continue reading

Common Core Revolution

‘The Revolution Band’ from Massachusetts perform “Common Core Revolution”. Original music by The Beatles (duh).
Lyrics:

We say we want a Revolution
Well you know, we all hate Common Core
You tell me it’s a school solution
Well you know, it makes a parent go to war

And when you take away democracy,
Don’t you know that you can count me out!

Well we have to tell the Feds, it’s not all right…

Politicians fear no retribution
Well you know, we’re all going to vote them out
‘Race to The Top’ is no contribution,
Well you know, control and money’s what is what its about

If you want math and tests we really hate,
No art and music makes us really irate

Well we have to tell the Feds, it’s not all right…

You’d have to change the Constitution
Well you know, you just spit on it instead
Teachers have no say in education
Well you know, schools should be state led

But if you go carrying pictures of Bill gates
The 99% better change our fate

Well we have to tell the Feds, it’s not all right…

The Common Core State Standards: What are they and why should I care?

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Here is a video presentation about the Common Core State Standards. It is loaded with information. The script of the video is provided below so you can easily read the sections that are of most interest to you. Hot links … Continue reading

ACTION ALERT: STOP THE STUDENT “SUCCESS” ACT (HR 5)

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Congressional Leadership Is Bull-Rushing Through HR5, the 600 Page Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (rebranded the “Student Success Act”) The House votes on it this week.  Call your Representative and call the Speaker of the House and tell them … Continue reading

Upcoming Events in Washington

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IN SPOKANE: Common Core Seminar Tuesday, August 5 6:30-8:30pm Inside Spa Zenaida (north end) 23801 E. Appleway Ave. Liberty Lake, Wa 99019 It’s time to bring back local decision-making in education, protect the privacy of our children and let great … Continue reading