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RHODE ISLAND PARENTS PETITION SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OPT OUT OF COMMON CORE
Breitbart Big Government ^ | 6 Jul 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY

Posted on 07/06/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by kingattax

Where states are failing to repeal the controversial Common Core standards, many parents have decided to take matters into their own hands and petition their local school districts to drop the nationalized standards and replace them with others of their choosing.

In Rhode Island, Smithfield parent Rema Tomka has organized a group of other local concerned parents who have joined a larger anti-Common Core group called “Collapse the Core.” Tomka and her group have signed almost 200 people to a petition calling for their school district to opt out of the Common Core standards.

The petition reads as follows:

We, the undersigned taxpayers of Smithfield, Rhode Island, demand that the Smithfield School Committee as the legally elected local education authority:

Vote to eliminate use of the Common Core State Standards in the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Vote to adopt/develop new and stronger standards in ELA and math for the district by the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

Authorize the superintendent and teaching staff in ELA and math to use as working blueprints for new standards the free ELA standards written by Sandra Stotsky and posted on her University of Arkansas webpage (based on the former Massachusetts ELA standards) and a set of math standards chosen by the high school mathematics staff from the following: Minnesota, California 1997, Indiana 2006, or Massachusetts 2000.

Vote to direct the superintendent, all school administrators, and all teachers to adjust their K-12 curriculum to address the new standards for the 2014-2015 school year.

Once new standards are developed and adopted, vote to refuse to administer any Common Core-aligned state tests on the grounds that they are incompatible with the locally adopted or approved standards and curriculum.

Signatories: The taxpayers or residents of Smithfield, Rhode Island.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: arth
even the northeast leftys dont want commiecore.
1 posted on 07/06/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Rhode Island?! One of the most commie riddled states in the country and they’re opposed to common core. Yet...they’ll continue to vote democrat come hell or high water,


2 posted on 07/06/2014 7:11:14 PM PDT by albie
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To: kingattax

Since when do the ruling elite care what the peasants want?


3 posted on 07/06/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kingattax

Rhodent Island ping.....


4 posted on 07/06/2014 7:17:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: kingattax

Another Reason to Homeschool

arth


5 posted on 07/06/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kingattax; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself) The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. Metmom holds both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail Metmom if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

6 posted on 07/06/2014 8:12:09 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: kingattax

Common Core is too demanding on the teachers.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 1:44:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kingattax

The will pacify the parents by saying they are opting out but will merely keep the same curriculum with a different name.

Same old, same old.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 5:58:31 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Salvation
I posted the acronym for Another Reason to Homeschool. A government school defender ( a teacher) r reported me to the moderator for posting porn. ( Really!)

She said that the acronym stood for a porn expression. The moderator threatened to ban me.

Geeze! The strategies that the government school defenders use to wipe out the voice of opposition is ....so?.....Well!....Liberal! I bet they learn this in their college of education courses.

9 posted on 07/11/2014 7:34:21 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

I’m always positng

Another Reason to Homeschool

arth


10 posted on 07/11/2014 8:24:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wintertime; Salvation
That acronym is defined by Urban Dictionary as equivalent to "swag" which has a nasty, pejorative meaning. But I would not have recognized it, i.e. I had to look for it.

If you modify it slightly to "artoh" then there can be no misreading.

11 posted on 07/11/2014 8:45:13 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: Religion Moderator; Tired of Taxes

I think that’s why I always type it out too. Although I did not know of this other definition.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 8:58:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Religion Moderator; Salvation; wintertime; metmom

We’ve been using the keyword “arth” for years. There are many, many articles tagged with this keyword. No one ever complained, and I believe none of us had any idea it was used as a slang word.

In searching via Google, I found an organization called “Action Research and Training for Health.” Apparently this organization has no problem using the acronym ARTH.

Pinging Metmom to this discussion for when she returns.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:27:06 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

Like I said, I did not recognize the acronym having that particular meaning nor would I object to it on the Religion Forum.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:03 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: Religion Moderator

Thanks for the clarification. I was just expressing surprise because I never knew it was a slang term. It’s good for us to know that the keyword might be misunderstood.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:38:58 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes
The truth is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to say anything anymore that some group of freaks, perverts, whatever hasn't adapted letters, symbols, words etc for their own exclusive use for their purpose and becomes that in everyday language. This is no joke my wife likes to wear the cheap real thin rounded and colored rubber band like elastic bracelets. Our grand daughter came home from high school saying wearing this color or that color bracelet means this or that and none of it good.

We can't allow the taking away of words, things etc from our own use that groups are using to turn into perverse meanings. Rainbow and Gay are two of the prime examples of this. Stolen and adapted and now nearly owned by others. The word Queer used to also have a different meaning & it too is now owned by fringes groups. Where do we stop? If we stop they win. When do we say enough? Context of subject should give someone a clue as to intent and meaning. If they don't understand they should ask the poster.

16 posted on 07/11/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

I never use the word ‘gay’ — I figure it’s better understood when I use homosexual and tell it like it is.

What you say is so true, though.

God bless.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 10:21:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cva66snipe

Amen, cva66snipe. What you posted is so true.

Sometimes it’s good to know about these alternate meanings so that we’re aware of how our words, clothing, etc. could be misconstrued. But the situation with common words being assigned depraved meanings has gotten out of hand.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 5:20:09 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: wintertime
A government school defender ( a teacher) r reported me to the moderator for posting porn.

Everyone is out to GET you.

19 posted on 07/12/2014 5:33:59 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: wintertime; Religion Moderator
I posted the acronym for Another Reason to Homeschool. A government school defender ( a teacher) r reported me to the moderator for posting porn. ( Really!)

She said that the acronym stood for a porn expression. The moderator threatened to ban me.

Geeze! The strategies that the government school defenders use to wipe out the voice of opposition is ....so?.....Well!....Liberal! I bet they learn this in their college of education courses.

I simply cannot believe the pettiness of some people as to complain about an acronym that is blindingly obvious in its meaning and that has been used for YEARS!

When I post the Another Reason to Homeschool list, I make clear that I use the acronym and what it means.

I have to agree. This is just another tactic to try to silence homeschoolers and on FR no less.

How pathetic.

How about instead of banning wintertime for using the acronym, the instigators get told to get over themselves and stop being so easily offended?

And grow up.

If we change it, someone will find something else to be offended over. The perpetually offended will do that.

My goodness.

20 posted on 07/12/2014 8:13:17 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Religion Moderator; wintertime; Salvation
That acronym is defined by Urban Dictionary as equivalent to "swag" which has a nasty, pejorative meaning. But I would not have recognized it, i.e. I had to look for it.

If you modify it slightly to "artoh" then there can be no misreading.

If you had to look it up, then it's not a matter of *misreading*. It's a matter of spite.

I can't believe that it's anything other than intentional.

And this thread is in News and Activism. Why was the RM dragged into it from the RF?

21 posted on 07/12/2014 8:16:15 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Tired of Taxes
Thanks for the clarification. I was just expressing surprise because I never knew it was a slang term. It’s good for us to know that the keyword might be misunderstood.

I'm sure that many words could be found to have nefarious meanings if someone looked hard enough.

People who are looking for trouble will find it. Even if we changed the acronym, the next thing we picked would also be found wanting because some people will just never be happy unless they are making someone else's life more difficult.

22 posted on 07/12/2014 8:19:22 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Tired of Taxes

I feel like I came back from vacation and stepped into the Twilight Zone.

Really?

Someone clearly has too much time on their hands.

Thanks for pinging out the list while I was gone.

It was a great vacation.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: metmom

Welcome back. :-) Glad you enjoyed your vacation.

Maybe someone just wasn’t familiar with the keyword. I know I added “arth” to several articles within one day. When the person who reported it saw the keyword, maybe that person thought someone here was abusing the keyword function.

It’s good that we had the opportunity to clear up the matter.

BTW, there were many articles about teachers abusing students while you were gone. I pinged to some but not all of them. I merely tagged the rest with “arth”.

Come to think of it... Considering the nature of those stories, that could be the reason why someone out there thought one of us was just trying to be funny with that keyword.

P.S. (I still don’t know what the word means in slang... and I don’t ever want to know.)


24 posted on 07/12/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes; Salvation; wintertime

Well, I googled ARTH as well and came up with a movie, a NASDAQ link, a college course for SUNY Oneonta, a link for a site selling hats, some guy’s last name, a medicine that contains some hidden ingredient.

It took three pages of searching to find a dictionary on, and it means *bear*.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/arth

And this one for acronyms.

http://www.abbreviations.com/ARTH

Any other meaning is so obscure as to be meaningless. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone made that definition up and added it themselves and then said, *Oh look. We found homeschoolers using a bad word. Let’s blow them in and get them banned*.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: metmom

Good post.


26 posted on 07/12/2014 8:55:59 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: metmom

I guess if someone has the time they could write those dictionaries and express dismay and of course, tell them of the real meaning of ARTH

Another Reason to Homeschool


27 posted on 07/12/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: metmom

It is amazing how many government school defenders ( many are government teachers) use liberal debating tactics and claim to be conservative.

It’s scary. These are the people teaching the nation’s children.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 9:37:02 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime
It is amazing how many government school defenders ( many are government teachers) use liberal debating tactics and claim to be conservative.

It’s scary. These are the people teaching the nation’s children.

And if this is what's happening on FR, just imagine what it's like in places that AREN'T conservative.

Just ARTH. They're putting nails in their own coffins.

29 posted on 07/12/2014 11:45:15 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: metmom

yep!


30 posted on 07/12/2014 1:38:39 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: metmom; wintertime
I simply cannot believe the pettiness of some people as to complain about an acronym that is blindingly obvious

Some folks object to Wintertime because she calls their kids communist faggots.

Sorry, but you just don't walk away from that.

How about instead of banning wintertime for using the acronym, the instigators get told to get over themselves and stop being so easily offended?

She ain't banned. And when she insults families she knows nothing about, she'll get some backlash.

Trouble with that?

31 posted on 07/12/2014 1:44:44 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; wintertime
Some folks object to Wintertime because she calls their kids communist faggots.

I never saw her post those words or use that kind of language.

Do you have a link to the post?

32 posted on 07/12/2014 2:03:27 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: humblegunner; wintertime
She ain't banned. And when she insults families she knows nothing about, she'll get some backlash.

Or they could just be adults about it and ignore it.

33 posted on 07/12/2014 2:05:53 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: metmom
Do you have a link to the post?

Sweetie, we're looking at years worth of material.

I'll bet you can dig it up much faster that anyone here at the Soros Cubicle Farm.

34 posted on 07/12/2014 2:11:14 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: metmom
Or they could just be adults about it and ignore it.

Really?

Tell me, what insults will you ignore about your children?

If I call them Communists, will that be fine?

How about if I call them queers? Is that alright?

YOU go ahead and ignore some nutball making accusations against your kids.

Not me.

35 posted on 07/12/2014 2:17:51 PM PDT by humblegunner
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