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Failure of the WV Common Core Repeal

Filed in Helpful Articles, News, Uncategorized by on April 28, 2016 1 Comment
Failure of the WV Common Core Repeal

  West Virginia 2016 Legislative session – HB4014 by angela summers   04.09.2016 Although HB 4014 came forward in the House Ed Committee as a full repeal of common core with a standards development process outside the control of the state board, a withdraw from Smarter Balance, and codification of parental opt out rights, the final […]

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WV’s Unaccountable 4th Branch of Government Issues Resolution To the Accountable Branches

Filed in Events, News by on March 9, 2016 0 Comments
WV’s  Unaccountable 4th Branch of Government Issues Resolution To the Accountable Branches

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) has formally passed a resolution instructing the Legislature to reject proposed legislation which would end the Smarter Balanced Common Core test.  If the bill (HB 4014) were to pass, the WVBE’s resolution demands the Governor veto the bill. The WVBE has wrongly argued the Legislature would be meddling […]

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Thomas More Law Center Challenges Constitutionality of Common Core in Lawsuit Against West Virginia State Officials

Thomas More Law Center Challenges Constitutionality of Common Core in Lawsuit Against West Virginia State Officials

“The lawsuit claims that West Virginia’s funding and participation in Common Core violates the U. S. Constitution, as well as federal and state laws that prohibit the federal government from usurping control over public school education.” Read the full press release: NEW RELEASE – Thomas More Law Center Challenges Constitutionality of Com…  

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WV 2015 SBAC Results: Fiction vs Fact

Filed in Helpful Articles, News, Uncategorized by on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
WV 2015 SBAC Results:   Fiction vs Fact

  by Bonnie Henthorn 08.31.2015 Deciphering WV Student Test Scores Click here for Fiction vs Fact  Testscoresflyer

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Shining The Spotlight on WVDE’s Deceptive Education Narrative

Filed in Helpful Articles, News, Uncategorized by on August 23, 2015 0 Comments
Shining The Spotlight on WVDE’s Deceptive Education Narrative

by David Flinn  08.23.2015 Following the failed attempt by the West Virginia Legislature during the 2015 legislative session to repeal and replace the Common Core State Standards, known in the Mountain State as Next Generation Content Standards, State Superintendent Michael Martirano has said the West Virginia Department of Education, along with the Southern Regional Education […]

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From Jim Butler, WV House of Delegates

From Jim Butler, WV House of Delegates

posted by angela summers  07.11.2015 My note: Jim knew very little about Common Core until he saw his first Common Core presentation by the very knowledgeable and articulate Heidi Huber and Emmett McGroarty in Marietta, Ohio in 2013.   A few months later, Jim jumped on his Harley and rode eight hours to Notre Dame […]

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WV Delegate Mike Folk Files Common Core Lawsuit

WV Delegate Mike Folk Files Common Core Lawsuit

Many of the greatest minds of history held that the ultimate purpose of education is the pursuit of truth and virtue. Unfortunately, our own State Board of Education has turned this pursuit of higher knowledge on its head, into a bureaucratic nightmare for both our children and our teachers of West Virginia. This has been […]

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Message to the WV Legislature

Message to the WV Legislature

from WV Against Common Core by angela summers 06.07.2015       We started this journey 2 ½ years ago to raise awareness about Common Core. We began with our elected representative, Senator Donna Boley. Senator Boley took us to share our concerns with the Senate Education Chair, and then to the WV State Board […]

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A Heart Wrenching Story from a WV Parent

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A Heart Wrenching Story from a WV Parent

NOTE: This story is reprinted just as it came to me. I post this while trying to type through tears and wondering how many other precious children are being tormented with a school system that has lost its true focus. How many personal accounts like this must be written before we say enough is enough. […]

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WV 6th Grader Makes Plea to Legislature

Filed in Helpful Articles, News, Uncategorized by on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
WV 6th Grader Makes Plea to Legislature

February 21, 2015 Dear Legislature, I’m a child in West Virginia schools. I heard that common core is an issue coming up in the WV legislature shortly. A lot of the good stuff that people say about common core is not true. If you want to hear the real truth listen to the school kids. […]

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