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Common Core - What is wrong with it?
July 22. 2013 -
▪ Georgia decides against offering 'Common Core' standardized test
By Wayne Washington - AJC
Georgia leaders announced today that the state will not offer a new and expensive standardized test tied to the controversial set of national standards called Common Core.
In rejecting the test, Gov. Nathan Deal and Superintendent John Barge cited its cost, which could have been as high as $27 million — slightly more than the state’s entire K-12 testing budget. Georgia will offer assessments developed by education officials in this state, who will continue working with their counterparts in the region toward the goal of offering a regional test. . .
Georgia’s decision to pull out from the 22-state consortium developing the test is another sign of the growing unease across the country with the test and with Common Core, which some have criticized as a national takeover of public education.
▪ Read complete article - The Heritage Foundation: Exiting the National Standards
▪ Battling Common Core
July 21, 2013 Glenn Beck and David Barton held a Common Core summit in Dallas to educate people on
this dangerous program. How can Common Core be stopped in the next 12 months? Parents and experts discuss their experience with Common Core and the dangers it presents. The following videos are part of a presentation about the dangers of Common Core Standards.
Please watch and forward:
I agree with Glenn Beck and David Barton. Our goal should be to get Common Core out of our
school system in the next 12 months. This will take a massive effort from us all.
- B. Chambers, retired GA high school teacher
▪ Ga. GOP leaders vote to withdraw from common core
MyFoxAtlanta.com Posted: Jun 23, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) - Leaders of Georgia's Republican Party have voted to press state officials to withdraw from a national program that creates a basic set of educational standards. Party leaders voted unanimously Saturday to ask that the state withdraw from Common Core - an initiative aimed at creating basic reading, math and language arts requirements. The initiative has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia..
ATLANTA (AP) - Leaders of Georgia's Republican Party have voted to press state officials to withdraw from a national program that creates a basic set of educational standards. Party leaders voted unanimously Saturday to ask that the state withdraw from Common Core - an initiative aimed at creating basic reading, math and language arts requirements. The initiative has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Georgia Republicans want to withdraw from the program because they feel that state officials should maintain control over Georgia's educational standards.
The federal government was not involved in creating Common Core, but has encouraged states to adopt the standards under its "Race to the Top" grant competition. Adoption of Common Core standards has also met opposition from local school boards.
Read article in MyFoxAtlantta
May 30, 2013
Common Core: Education Without Representation - Watch video. . .
This is a great video with in depth explanations of the Common Core and why it is so wrong for our state as well as Utah.
▪ Tea party groups mobilizing against Common Core education overhaul
Concerned grandparent Sue Lile of Carmel, Ind., shows her opposition to Common Core standards during a rally at the State House rotunda in Indianapolis.
By Peter Wallsten and Lyndsey Layton, Published: May 30
Tea party groups over the past few weeks have suddenly and successfully pressured Republican governors to reassess their support for a rare bipartisan initiative backed by President Obama to overhaul the nation’s public schools. Click here to read article in Washington Post
Vote - RIGHT - Georgia July - 2013