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Possible Steps for Local School Boards by Dr. Stotsky

Filed in Action Items, Helpful Articles by on June 8, 2014 0 Comments

Legislative Common Core Remedy No Panacea  05.28.2014 click to continue

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Optional OPT OUT Form for Assessments, Surveys, or Questionnaires

Filed in Action Items, Helpful Articles by on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Optional OPT OUT Form for Assessments, Surveys, or Questionnaires

Full implementation of Common Core Standards and Assessments is scheduled for the 2014-15 school year.  This is an optional form for opting your child out of assessments, surveys, or questionnaires and has been updated for the 2014-15 school year.   Feel free to download and share.  There are other forms on the internet, or you […]

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Opt Out WV – UPDATE: Smarter Balance Assessment Field Test Schedule

Filed in Action Items, Events, News, Privacy/slds by on April 11, 2014 0 Comments

Is your child scheduled to take the Smarter Balance Assessment Field Test?  Do you know kids are being used to test the test? You do not get to see questions or results.  Have you been told this test is voluntary and your child does not have to participate?  Do you know you can write to […]

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WV Congressman McKinley – Defund Common Core

Filed in Events, News by on April 8, 2014 2 Comments
WV Congressman McKinley – Defund Common Core

  WV Against Common Core is proud to announce that our Congressman David McKinley has joined with fellow congressman to defund Common Core.  Congressman McKinley has added his signature to Congressman Steve King’s letter to block federal funding of Common Core.  The letter was sent to the leaders of the House Labor, Health & Human […]

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Common Core & Data Collection by Jane Robbins

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Common Core & Data Collection by Jane Robbins

  A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education.  Click here to continue reading from Truth in American Education.

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OPT OUT WV

OPT OUT WV

During the spring of 2014, the WV school system will be administering student assessments.  The Westest and the Smarter Balanced Field tests are two different things.  The Westest is the test that has been used for yearly statewide assessments for several years in WV.  We understand the difference this year is that it will be […]

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Local principal pulls child out of school due to Common Core

Filed in News by on April 6, 2014 0 Comments

By: Madeleine Rivera 04/03/2014 10:28 PM  Columbia County, NY “I feel conflicted. But, my job as a father, as a parent, is to protect my children, first and foremost,” said Farley.  Click here to read the full story

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College Board, ACT sued over sale of student information

Filed in News by on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
College Board, ACT sued over sale of student information

Emily Babay, PHILLY.COM Last updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:36 PM Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:51 AM The companies that administer the SAT and ACT college entrance exams are being sued over their sales of students’ personal information to outside parties. Click here for full story.

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Maya Angelou hits Obama on school ‘testing overuse and abuse’

Filed in News by on April 6, 2014 0 Comments

Andrea Mitchell, msnbc staff 10/28/13 Famed author and poet Maya Angelou and 120 other children’s book authors are challenging President Obama’s national education policy over what they call an “overuse and abuse” of standardized testing. They say the focus on testing hurts children’s imaginations and has a negative impact on children’s love of reading. Click for full […]

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Claims and Facts about Common Core – Pioneer Institute

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Claims and Facts about Common Core – Pioneer Institute

Successful removal of the Common Core State Standards requires parents, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to have facts about what the standards are and what they are not. The following Claims and Facts address Common Core myths about the development, intent, content, and implementation of the standards. CC Claims and Facts-Pioneer Institute

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