Approprate for 3rd Grade? Suicide Pacts?

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Parents–Check your homework. This was in the Gulport School District.  It is my understanding  GPS have been teaching under Common Core for 2 years.  Even though this homework does not say “Common core” on it, it was chosen for a reason.

 

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ALL YOUR KIDS BELONG TO US!

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry        All Your Kids Belong To Us!

We need to stop Common Core!!!  This propaganda is part of a media blitz to transform the way you think about your children.  Have you changed your mind yet? Do you agree the government can raise your children better that you?

Call all the senators and tell them to stop common core when they go back to session. Here is the list of names numbers …  http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf

What Is Wrong With The Common Core?

Where shall we begin? Let’s start with the “state-led” and “voluntary” claims:
  • Common Core was not developed by the states but rather by a DC-based nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Neither NGA nor CCSSO (which are merely trade associations with private membership lists) had a grant of legislative authority from the states to develop national standards. In fact, Common Core was written by the same progressive education reformers who have been trying to impose a national curriculum for decades. This time, they were savvy enough to invoke the “cover” of NGA so they could paint Common Core as a “state-led” effort. To the extent states had any input, it was limited to offering suggestions that may or may not have been accepted by the people in control.
  • The U.S. Department of Education (USED) did not create the Standards, but it was deeply involved in the effort to gather together the various trade associations and private foundations to do the work that USED wanted done.
  • Once Common Core was created, USED “persuaded” the states to adopt it by tying adoption to the opportunity to obtain Race to the Top (RTTT) funding. No Common Core, no RTTT money. (Since then, USED has also attempted to lure states into the Common Core by dangling No Child Left Behind waivers as a reward for adopting the national Standards and national tests. In both RTTT and NCLB waivers, Mississippi took the bait – hook, line, and sinker.)
  • USED is funding the national tests that are being created by two testing consortia (called SMARTER Balanced and PARCC – Mississippi is a member of PARCC). Obviously, what’s on the PARCC test will dictate what is taught in Mississippi classrooms – in other words, it will dictate curriculum. So by funding the tests, USED will eventually control the Mississippi curriculum – in violation of three federal statutes.

http://stopcommoncore.com/commoncore/what-is-wrong-with-common-core/

Not Even the Ten Commandments Should Save Common Core

Picture We don’t want Common Core even if it teaches the Ten Commandments.  The reason is this:  Common Core is a product of the federal government and no matter what kind of curriculum/assessment it imposes on us, it can be changed at the whim of the federal government (The United States Department of Education in bed with OECD and UNESCO).

If one wants to stop Common Core, one MUST abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education and probably all the state depts. of education which are funded by the federal Department and which take their orders from the federal Department of Education.

This is what I called for on the back of my little “Back to Basics Reform or OBE, Skinnerian International Curriculum, 1985, boycotted by ALL major conservative groups.

When I blew the whistle on Project BEST, Better Education Skills through Technology” grant which put computer software into all the states (all subjects) I was fired from my position as Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Education.

Changing the Common Core is like ripping all the tentacles off an octopus, but leaving the head.

Ronald Reagan did us in when he did not fulfill his promise to abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child

Viral: How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child

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A Letter to Commissioner King and the New York State Education Department:

I have played your game for the past two years.  As an educator, I have created my teaching portfolio with enough evidence so I can prove that I am doing my job over the course of the school year. I am testing my students on material that they haven’t yet learned in September, and then re-testing them midway through the year, and then again at the end of the year to track and show their growth. Between those tests, I am giving formative assessments. I am taking pictures of myself at community events within my district to prove that I support my school district and the community. I am teaching using the state-generated modules that you have created and assumed would work on all students, despite learning style, learning ability, or native language.   I am effectively proving…

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MS. Memorandum of Understanding for RTTT – Comprehensive Assessment System Grant

Mississippi’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Race to the Top (RTTT) Comprehensive Assessment System Grant

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Members

June 3, 2010

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/docs/federal-programs/parcc-signed-mou-and-documents.pdf?sfvrsn=0

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Common Core Standards Exposed

Common Core Exposed: Standards Set by Whether or Not “Obama Likes Them”

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A website Achive the Core  is dedicated to promoting the Common Core. According to that Website, the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards were David Coleman,  Susan Pimentel and Jason Zimba. The Governors and the CCSSO did not write the standards. Rather, Coleman, Zimba, and Pimentel wrote them and got the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Best Practices (NGA) to buy in.

Who Wrote the Core

This admission is has long been suspected by Anti-Common Core activists.  In a speech earlier this year,  David Coleman  describes the Common Core Standards origins as “think of a napkin” and “few people in a room with an idea.”   In the excerpt below,

In other words, he was at a bar with a couple of friends and cooked them up. This is hardly “state led” or “written by governors” as common core advocates claim. Further, since Coleman, Zimba, or Pimentel have had no background in writing standards or in K-12 teaching prior to the Common Core Initiative.  It is unlikely they would have been selected to write standards had the CCSSO or the NGA decided to undertake such an endeavor.

As Coleman says in the video above, the standards were adopted because “Obama Likes Them.”  Coleman was part of the data team that helped Barack Obama get elected. That is abundantly clear from the video.

Exposing the Core 

Anyone who has ever been involved in addressing the common core initiative knows that the first argument one encounters is that the initiative was “State Led” and “Written by Governors.” Neither Coleman, Pimentel, or Zimba were governors or officers of a school at that time. It appears the trio were able to lure then Executive Director of CCSSO Gene Wilhoit with assurances of future employment once his stint with CCSSO was concluded.

This is exactly what happened when his term was up in January. At a press conference, Pimentel said of Wilhoit,

There is no single person who has worked harder on behalf of the Common Core than Gene. He has been essential to this effort since the beginning. Given the breadth and depth of his experience, across every facet of our public education system, his leadership will be invaluable in the months and years ahead

These standards are a pay-off to those in the Obama Campaign and those that facilitated his election. This is partisan politics at its highest levels. Nor does the cronyism end with the Common Core Writers.  For example, the Senior Adviser to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia, Linda Darling Hammond, also served as an adviser to Barack Obama in his election campaign in 2008 and again in 2012.

It is time for Stop Common Core Activist to challenge the narrative promoted by Common Core proponents. This is crony capitalism.

Diane Ravitch, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education under both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, has observed that if CCSSO and NGA were to undertake such an endeavor to write standards of their own volition, the standards would be voluntary as an guideline, not mandatory to obtain funding from the federal government.  She also notes that input into such standards would be broad based, undertaken under public scrutiny, and not in the manner in which they were implemented.
Adoption of the Common Core standards is required for states to obtain funding through waivers to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These are also commonly called No Child Left Behind Waivers, because they exempt states from certain provisions of No Child Left Behind provisions of the ESEA Act from the Bush Administration.

The Common Core initiative has adversaries on both the right and the left. The left opposes the high stakes testing component and the blatant involvement of corporations in the education process, and tying teacher contracts to the results of a test that has not been piloted. The right sees these issues, but focuses on constitutional issues such as violating the tenth amendment, the loss of local control of education, the use of non-literary readings which have a propaganda tone, focus on “Everyday Math style” non-standard math solutions being taught. The cause has brought two opposing forces together to form a large grass roots coalition of opposition.

45 States originally signed onto the common core and one of two consortia, Partnership for Assessing Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) or Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC). However, there has been a growing movement away from these standards and consortia. Over this past year, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Maine, and Florida have withdrawn from the initiative, or provided local districts with opt out provisions. Several other states, such as Pennsylvania and New York, have pause legislation or  pending legislation or have governors who are reviewing the initiative.

http://freepatriot.org/2013/09/29/exposing-common-core-standards-set-basis-obama-likes/

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Busted! Department of Education Lies to Parents

The Department of Education Disrespects the parents of the children entrusted to them by using the Delphi Technique to control them. You see the DOE has no intentions to ever address the concerns of the parents. They have no intentions of ever addressing the questions parents have because they know they are selling the children to big companies. but rather to just stall parents thinking they will just give-up. We will not give up! Our children are the most precious things in the world. Call your State Legislators today and tell them to look into the deception behind Common Core and stop it!. Phone numbers are found here: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf
Also call the Mississippi Department of Education and Demand they follow through on that FAQ page with answers to all the parents questions.
MOE Main Phone Number 601-359-3513