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  • 'Dead white guys did not create this country'

    01/21/2016 12:03:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Stating flatly, "Dead white guys did not create this country," an executive in the American school textbook industry has confirmed that Common Core pushes an elitist, progressive agenda of global warming, gun control and prostitution on America’s children. The undercover video is from investigative reporter James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. It reveals the comments and opinions of Kimberly Koerber, a former manager for Pearson, the nation's leading textbook publishing company. She now works for National Geographic, another publisher. O'Keefe reported her statements to Project Veritas journalists included, "Damn the Second Amendment", and, "People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers,...
  • Exclusive: Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

    01/21/2016 7:53:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core. Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover journalist that “conservative voters are afraid of everything,” and proceeds to say why Common Core is important in her view. She explains...
  • Apple Targeted as Malware Infects China Mobile Apps

    09/20/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 20, 2015 8:18 p.m. ET | By JOSH CHIN
    WeChat, Didi Kuaidi among dozens hit; breach of iOS platform is called unusual A number of popular Chinese mobile apps, including Tencents WeChat, were infected with malware by hackers targeting Apples iOS mobile platform. A number of populwith malware by hackers targeting Apples iOS mobile platform. BEIJINGSome of the most popular Chinese names in Apple Inc.s App Store were found to be infected with malicious software in what is being described as a first-of-its-kind security breach, exposing a rare vulnerability in Apples mobile platform, according to multiple researchers. The applications were infected after software developers were lured into using an...
  • Trump Blasts Jeb Bush On Common Core: Hes In Favor of Washington Educating Your Children

    07/08/2015 1:43:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Donald Trump blasted fellow presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Fox News Channels On the Record for his avid promotion of the Common Core education initiative as well as his stance on amnesty for illegal immigrants. I watched Jeb BushI think its pathetic whats going on, his stance on Common Core, Trump said. Hes in favor of Washington educating your children. His weak stance on immigration he said its an act of love. I mean what kind of stuff is that? Its baby stuff. Trump said, I will say that I love the Republican Party [but] I think theyre making...
  • Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required

    06/23/2015 7:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Motoko Rich
    The new academic standards known as the Common Core emphasize critical thinking, complex problem-solving and writing skills, and put less stock in rote learning and memorization. So the standardized tests given in most states this year required fewer multiple choice questions and far more writing on topics like this one posed to elementary school students: Read a passage from a novel written in the first person, and a poem written in the third person, and describe how the poem might change if it were written in the first person.
  • Common Core-Approved Workshop Teaches Sympathy for Hamas

    05/19/2015 11:00:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/15 | Sara Dogan
    A Common Core-approved workshop on the Middle East conflict titled Whose Jerusalem? has sparked controversy among critics who charge that the program portrays Israel and America in a negative light while cultivating sympathy for terrorist group Hamas. The Whose Jerusalem? curriculum was created by Boston University professor Carl Hobert, who describes the goal of his program as educational civil disobedience, where students are learning about the Middle East and theyre putting pressure on our government to create a Palestinian state. It has already been used in numerous high schools and has now been approved as part of the Common...
  • State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail? Fight over federalized testing escalates

    04/29/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Bob Unruh
    Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with criminal accountability if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program. Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Departments chief Operating officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported. In addition, Hood said Carpentier warned that groups that encourage parents to refuse the Common Core-aligned tests could be charged with aiding...
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. Thats 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** They didnt skip school all day, district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. They just didnt show up during the testing period.
  • Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist Feds Will Step In If Opt

    04/25/2015 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/15 | Sundance
    Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America that all your children belong to them. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing. (Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing The Feds have an obligation to step in. Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • COMMON CORE KIDNAPPING: Parent Calls 911 After Public School Wont Release Kid From Test

    03/08/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    Supporters of Common Core have encountered a public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests. However, last week marked the first time officials at a taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent arrived on campus to remove the child from class. The incident occurred at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel. The unidentified mother showed up at Brookshire Elementary to pick up her daughter...
  • Five People Wrote 'State-Led' Common Core

    02/26/2015 9:32:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 7, 2013 | Joy Pullmann
    Many education leaders continue to insist the process for creating national education standards was state-led, referring to its incubation within two Washington DC-based nonprofits, the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. That seems to depend on how one defines state-led. Former Virginia Gov. George Allen told School Reform News NGA is less a policy forum and more a networking opportunity, because any resolutions governors vote on are not binding and governors often disagree. He attended NGA meetings particularly so he could recruit IBM into Virginia. I find regional governors associations were much more practical, he said....
  • Crushing Common Core in New Jersey

    02/17/2015 1:46:45 PM PST · by junkbond · 6 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 2/17/15 | Jessica Mazzola
    ESSEX COUNTY Facing a contingent of concerned parents, a growing number of school districts across the state are moving to create official opt-out policies for students who will not be taking the PARCC exam, a new state test that will be administered for the first time next month. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, which is based on the Common Core education standards and is administered entirely on computers, has sparked harsh criticisms from some skeptical parents and teachers. The complaints have led to an "opt-out" movement across the state, in which parents are...
  • 'Top teacher' winner quits due to Common Core Announced to stunned audience: 'I cant do it

    02/14/2015 11:25:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/15 | staff
    Honored as the Top Teacher by ABCs Live with Kelly and Michael show, Stacie Starr was speaking at an education forum earlier this week when she dropped a bombshell. The veteran teacher at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio, told a stunned audience Monday she will resign at the end of the school year because of the new federal Common Core system of standards and assessments adopted by her state, reported the local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/02/stacie-starr.jpg Stacie Starr Stacie Starr At the forum, which sought to help parents navigate the complex standardized testing system, Starr was talking about how...
  • Jeb Bush nearly chokes trying to avoid saying common core

    02/11/2015 2:49:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Former governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush hosted an Education Summit in Tallahassee, FL Tuesday, where he struggled desperately to avoid uttering the word common and core. (SNIP) Bush: As long as theyre state-driven, and theyre high, and theyre assessed faithfully, is what is the cor the hallmark [chokes] excuse me, hallmark of a reform agenda.
  • Jeb Bush previews 2016 run, promising adult conversations on big issues

    01/24/2015 6:45:07 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 49 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | anuary 23 at 8:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    AN FRANCISCO Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential campaign, delivering a sweeping address here Friday about the economy, foreign affairs and energy exploration, and challenging the country to question every aspect of how government works.
  • Diane Douglas disappointingly parses ethnic studies

    01/15/2015 3:04:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The conservative support that brought Diane Douglas to the Nov. 6, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction victory was based on her steadfast opposition to the Common Core curriculum. (SNIP) In a statement released following her meeting with Sanchez, Douglas hit a low note with this conclusion, It is important to correct the misunderstanding that the Arizona Department of Education is opposed to ethnic studies. If any child educated in Arizona is not exposed to the suffering, trials and triumphs of all ethnic groups who have contributed to our states rich cultural mix, then we are failing to teach accurate history....
  • Hucks Core Problem: His controversial history on Common Core

    01/08/2015 5:55:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Mike Huckabees once-loyal conservative base may not be there for him in 2016 if he chooses to run again, and his complicated history with Common Core could prove to be the biggest reason why. A lot has changed since the former Arkansas governor last ran for president in 2008. Considered the conservative alternative to John McCain and Mitt Romney at the time, Huckabee enjoyed early success in the Republican primaries that year, winning the Iowa caucuses and a handful of primaries in his native South. He parlayed those victories into a popular weekly Fox News show, ensuring his continued public...
  • Common Core State Standards arent so easy to replace

    12/25/2014 7:16:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/14 | Michael J. Petrilli, Michael Brickman
    **SNIP** Starting from scratch, on the other hand, pulls the rug out from under educators who have spent almost five years implementing Common Core in their classrooms. You just get frustrated and tired with trying to appease people who really have no idea whats going on with you day to day, one kindergarten teacher told Mississippis Clarion-Ledger. Its just really mind-blowing that this is something theyre considering doing at this point. Teachers are all too familiar with the fad du jour. Policymakers promised them that Common Core would be different, that it would have staying power. Teachers are right to...
  • Nothing on Terry Bean

    12/03/2014 3:06:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-3-2014 | Michelle Malkin
    If real estate mogul and deep-pocketed White House donor Terry Bean were a Republican, he'd be a household name by now. Bean's face would be splashed all over the covers of grocery-stand newsweeklies. The garrulous hostesses of ABC's "The View" would be haranguing the GOP to return his campaign contributions. Child-welfare advocates would be demanding his resignation from top political advocacy and civic groups. Media satellite trucks from NBC's "Today" show would be parked outside the Lane County, Ore., Circuit Court on Dec. 3 for his first appearance. And The New York Times archives would be teeming with thousand-word editorials...