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  • Common Core Standards Drastically Losing Support (from Both Teachers and Public)

    08/19/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    CBN ^ | August 19, 2014 | CBN
    A new survey shows that support for the federal education standards known as the Common Core is slipping. Education Next, an education journal from Stanford University's Hoover Institution, surveyed 5,000 respondents (including a number of educators) and found that just 40 percent of teachers back the Common Core compared to 76 percent just a year ago. At the same time, teacher opposition has tripled from 12 to 40 percent. The survey finds that support among the public is also slipping. In 2013, 65 percent of the general public favored the standards compared to 53 percent today. Across the states, momentum...
  • Common Core? What's that? Louisiana residents say

    03/31/2014 1:22:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 31, 2014 | Danielle Dreilinger
    Awareness of new Common Core education standards remains low in Louisiana, a statewide poll shows, almost a full school year into the standards rollout and three weeks into a legislative session in which Common Core is a central issue. Half of the respondents to the 2014 Louisiana Survey said they didn't know much about Common Core, with 29 percent saying they were not familiar with the standards at all. "While controversies over the adoption and implementation of the Common Core standards have been heated, they haven't penetrated deeply into public consciousness," write researchers at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication.
  • State lowers bar on math proficiency test ( Nevada )

    02/27/2014 9:09:23 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    ap ^ | Feb 27, 2014
    Nevada education officials are making it easier for students to pass a math proficiency test that's required for graduation but has proved tough for high schoolers. State board of education officials announced Wednesday that they would implement a pass score of 242 on the 500-point math portion of the high school proficiency exam.
  • Common Core Student Survey Wants Parents' Political Affiliation

    10/16/2013 10:58:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | October 16, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Parents of high school students in Montgomery County School District in Maryland were outraged recently by a survey given to sophomores under the new Common Core education standards. The survey asked numerous intrusive questions that a school has no business asking students. Among them were questions like "what is your sexual orientation," "what's your religion," "what's your parents' political affiliation" and "should assault rifles be banned?" Angry parents notified the news website The Blaze about the survey, and shortly after a Blaze reporter began to ask about it, the survey disappeared from the Poolesville High School website. According to The...
  • Common core state standards the hot topic at ABEC conference

    06/01/2013 3:58:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | May 31, 2013 | Angela Gonzales
    The Arizona Business & Education Coalition brought together business and education leaders from across the nation for its annual conference today to delve into common core standards. ABEC Executive Director Susan Carlson hosted a private reception for out-of-state business leaders at The Buttes in Tempe last night, where I got a chance to catch up with them to talk about their secrets
  • Ron Paul: ‘Common Core’ Nationalizes And Dumbs Down Public School Curriculum

    05/26/2013 9:45:07 PM PDT · by Ghost of Jesus Gil · 20 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ron Paul
    Sadly, but not surprisingly, instead of improving education by repealing No Child Left Behind’s testing and other mandates, the Obama administration is increasing national control over schools via the “Common Core” initiative. Common Core is a new curriculum developed by a panel of so-called education experts. The administration is trying to turn Common Core into a national curriculum by offering states increased federal education funding if they impose Common Core’s curriculum on their public schools. This is yet another example of the government using money stolen from the people to bribe states into obeying federal dictates