Higher standards. That’s what Common Core is all about, right? Don’t we all want higher standards for our children? Idaho’s standards were just lousy anyway, why wouldn’t you want better, higher standards? Idaho had to do better! We’ve heard all of that. Fine. Let’s play their game and pretend for a moment that Common Core [...]
Arne Duncan has done it again. He’s bypassed the states and gone directly to our district superintendents, asking them to commit to federal education goals. These goals sound noble, who doesn’t want a “Future Ready School.” From the letter sent to Superintendents, “The U.S. Department of Education seeks to encourage and support superintendents who [...]
This is part two of Building the Machine. Part I scared the CCSSO so much that they put out a letter before it was released discussing ways to counter the information. Idaho parents haven’t seen most of the effects of Common Core discussed in this documentary- yet. But if we continue down the path we’re on we will start seeing [...]
We keep hearing it all over, Idaho is 50th in education. That’s a crisis, and a crisis demands that we do something to fix it. But what does being 50th really mean? Trostel Well, according to this, it actually means 27th. In this study, done by Trostel, Idaho doesn’t fall in the last 5 for any of [...]
What do the following have in common? Schoolnet, IdahoLEADS, Idaho Education News, The Institute for Evidence Based Change (IEBC), Go-On Idaho, Don’t Fail Idaho, Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho (ROCI), Khan Academy in Idaho, Idaho Education Resource Guide, Roger Quarles, Ed SESSIONS Forums, Idaho Education Network (IEN) If you said the J.A. & Kathryn [...]
Isaac Moffet, Nampa resident, does a weekly podcast called The Great Education Struggle. During his broadcast he discusses many issues confronting education, not just in Idaho, but across the country. A couple of weeks ago Stacey Knudsen and my self had the pleasure of taking part in the podcast to discuss Common Core and what [...]
Audio link from breakfast meeting with Idaho’s Supt. Tom Luna.
Link to “Gates Led” grant research document… http://912projectidaho.com/documents/Gates_Led_Not_State_Led_%28grant_summary%29.pdf Web link to CCSSO Gates grants… http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database#q/k=Council%20of%20Chief%20State%20School%20Officers Web link to NGA Gates grants… http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database#q/k=National%20Governors%20Association