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.

Have Input in Filling a State Representative Position–Act Now

This Saturday there will be a new Senator chosen and possibly a new Representative for the House.

Sharon Hanek is the top choice chosen by the 31st District for the House position.  Now the King and Pierce County Councils must make the final decision.   Sharon has been a long time researcher of education issues and has a deep understanding of the problems facing many parents in Washington State.

Please help by calling the King County and Pierce County Council members and ask them to choose Sharon Hanek.  It is especially important for citizens of King and Pierce County to call their Council Member and make this request.

The selection will be this Saturday January 7th at 10:00.  The meeting is open to the public.   The first part of the meeting will be to select the next Senator.  It is hopeful that the #1 choice for the Senate seat, a current House member, will be chosen which then leaves a vacancy for Sharon Hanek to move into.   We hope the County Councils do honor the will of the 31st District, ask them to send both #1 choices of Senate and House to Olympia!

January 7 – 10:00 am
Fife City Hall
5411 23rd St E
Fife, WA 98424

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

McGroarty Testifies Against Expanded College-Workforce Data Dossier


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Karen R. Effrem, MD – President, Education Liberty Watch Emmett McGroarty, director of education at the American Principles Project testified at the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) about the highly dangerous idea of creating a longitudinal higher education/workforce database.  This … Continue reading

He Just Sued the School System


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