The reader of this site will recall earlier this year when we brought as much pressure as possible on legislators and state school board members to exit from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Utah had signed on as a governing member of this consortium which obligated us to use their tests and that was … Continue reading Is the USOE the most subversive Utah agency?
Here’s the latest article by Christel Swasey copied from: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/obamas-career-tracking-and-education-reforms-so-much-more-than-common-core/ Obama’s Career Tracking and Education Reforms: So Much More Than Common Core The more you study the plans and plots of Obama and of his Federal Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, the more you see the crushing trend. They crush any individuality and local independence or control over education paths or career … Continue reading Obama’s Career Tracking and Education Reforms: So Much More Than Common Core
Reposted from http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/does-u-n-s-education-mandate-push-common-core-in-usa/ Please read the Agenda article before this one for a broader overview. What Does Common Core Have To Do With the U.N.’s Agenda 21 ? –And Why Should You Care? There’s an interesting article about Obama’s call for the U.S. to pay for education of the world. It’s ”A Global Fund for Education: Achieving … Continue reading Does U.N.’s Agenda 21 Education Mandate Push Common Core in USA?
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but we all get excited about getting something for nothing. The internet is full of free stuff and has radically altered the way we engage with each other and is one of the greatest disruptive innovators in history. Open source software has helped change the way we … Continue reading How do Soros, Agenda 21, and the Open Education movement tie to Utah?
Common Core state standards have removed (among other things) the teaching of cursive to students. There are many reasons this is a bad idea. First and foremost is that cursive has been shown to be an important developmental skill as this anonymous teacher’s testimony notes. I am so upset that cursive has been removed from … Continue reading Why Cursive?
To all the teachers out there who see Common Core for what it is, thank you for paying attention and valuing freedom and a strong education for our children. Please resist Common Core in whatever way you can. Here are a few comments from or about other teachers which may be of benefit to you. … Continue reading Teacher Comments on Common Core
We recently received an email asking about the governing documents for Common Core and a couple of individuals sent me this list of links below. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list as that would be difficult to amass. Many of you have seen the illustration at the bottom of the previous article, … Continue reading Common Core Governing Documents
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all … Continue reading The Common Core Lie
Evidence of a National Education Takeover Due to the onslaught of new information, this page is a little bit outdated. There is still a lot of great stuff here, but the latest research and information has only been posted to the blog. Starter articles Cato Institute The Other Federal Takeover Pioneer Institute The Road to … Continue reading Evidence