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More on Opting Out

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 1, 2014 0 Comments

Support Idaho Teachers.  Opt Out Now! Here is an opt out form we know works.  A superintendent in Idaho used it to opt out his children.  Simple and easy. Read this article to learn what you’re going to be told  by the school. Here are some things you can do to make it easier: Ask , “Show me [...]

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Bad Human Capital

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 27, 2014 0 Comments

Human capital.  That’s how students, teachers and  regular citizens are often being referred to lately by the likes of the National Governor’s Association and Bill Gates.  Apparently, we’re not individuals to be valued as such, we’re cattle - only valuable for what we can provide others. Levi Cavener, in his latest post on his blog Idaho’s [...]

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Glenn Beck Resources

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 22, 2014 0 Comments

Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform broadcast listed a number of documents, articles and other resources.    I have them listed here in one spot ready and waiting for your reading/watching/researching pleasure: (All the Idaho-specific documents listed in this plan are here below.) Controlling Education From the Top  Pioneer Institute White Paper Collection Common Core Fact [...]

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Students Come First, Prop 3 – Redux

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 21, 2014 0 Comments

Students Come First, Superintendent Luna’s attempt to ease in Common Core (see page 18), should have been a long gone memory by now.  All three propositions were soundly defeated in a very bipartisan manner by a majority of Idaho citizens during the November 2012 election.  Yet, even so, portions of these bills keep making their way [...]

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Idaho, We will not Conform!

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 12, 2014 2 Comments
Idaho, We will not Conform!

Now you know about Common Core.  Where do we go from here? Please join us as we gather together in one of six Idaho theaters for Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform event. There will be a number of inspiring and well informed panelists.  Jenny White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education fame and Emmett McGroarty from the [...]

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Monday June 30 Podcast

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 8, 2014 0 Comments

Kevin Miller of 580 KIDO am invited us to debate Supt. Tom Luna.  As mentioned in a previous post, the request was denied by the superintendent.  However, Kevin was still good enough to have us on and give us time to discuss our issues with Common Core.  Because of the lack of a debate, or maybe [...]

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150 Idaho Teachers

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 1, 2014 1 Comment
150 Idaho Teachers

By Valerie Candelaria “150 Idaho Teachers Were Involved in the Process of Developing the Common Core Standards” This is a statement repeated many times by Superintendent Luna when asked about local input on developing the Common Core Standards.  So, I wanted to share the following information regarding his explanation of this statement.   My interpretation of [...]

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The Debate Will Go On

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 29, 2014 0 Comments

Nearly two weeks ago I received an email from Ray Amaya, producer for 580 KIDO’s Kevin Miller.  In it he proposed holding an informal, in-studio radio debate about Common Core between Stacey Knudsen and myself, and Superintendent Tom Luna.  He and Kevin thought it would be a good follow up to the recently ended school [...]

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Oak Norton Reveals the Man Behind the Curtain

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 26, 2014 0 Comments

Oak Norton of Utahns Against Common Core does a wonderful job moving the argument beyond the standards.  He explains the culture war and history that is Common Core.  Thank you, Oak, for explaining all of this so well.

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An Idaho Teacher on Common Core Part 2 — Deeper Facts on Data Mining in our Schools

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 16, 2014 0 Comments

LeAnn Caster   The response to my letter last month on the basic facts of Common Core were overwhelming.  Since there were so many who were shocked and amazed at what they read, I am choosing to share a lot more.  The information I share in this letter contains more facts that every parent and [...]

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Common Core Facts

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 1, 2014 0 Comments

This is a brief, two-page history of Common Core and some of its shortcomings.  This list was compiled by Sandra Stotsky, a member of the validation committee. Click here for a printable pdf version.   Common Core Facts Compiled by Sandra Stotsky 1. Who developed Common Core’s standards? Three private organizations in Washington DC: the [...]

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