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We Still Have Choice, Sort of. Myth Vs. Fact

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One of the myths I keep hearing floated about is that, under Common Core schools and districts still get to choose their own curriculum under Common Core – that “choice” will still exist. I was getting ready to write a post about this when Oak Norton, of Utahans Against Common Core, sent out this wonderful […]

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Common Core: A Mental Health Professional & Parent’s Perspective

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Thank you Dr. Thompson ~ Dear Mrs. Swasey & Mr. Beck: I am writing this note on behalf of your joint request to address issues surrounding the Common Core State Standards Act (CCSS) that is currently in the process of being implemented in the vast majority of our public school systems in the country. By […]

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The Whole Glenn Beck Show

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It has been a very busy week. Since Glenn Beck has been talking about Common Core, I have been getting a lot of interest in my facebook pages and this website. So much, so that I am having a hard time keeping up with it all. (Add to it all, I seem to have caught […]

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Illinois Mom’s Open Letter Regarding Common Core

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A mom here and a mom there.  That’s how this is moving forward.  (With several dads along the way for good measure.)   Here is a letter written by one such mother.  We need to start asking these same questions here in Idaho. Thanks, Heather!     Dear People of Illinois, Recently I’ve done some research […]

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Idaho’s 9-12 Groups Common Core Manual

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 15, 2013 0 Comments

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts,  I really didn’t ever want to run a website or a blog so there is a pretty steep learning curve I’m dealing with here.  But I wanted to post this Manual that a local 9-12 group worked very hard on helping me  put together.  They are […]

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Glenn Beck Outs The Common Core

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Glenn Beck Outs The Common Core

Thank you Truth in American Education and Shane Vander Hart Glenn Beck today highlighted the Common Core on his show on The Blaze TV.  His guests were Emmett McGroarty of American Principles Project, Sherena Arrington, a political consultant from Georgia, and two teachers from Utah, David Cox and Christel Swasey. Beck in his opening remarks […]

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I’m So Jealous

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 13, 2013 0 Comments

Last fall as I first started learning about Common Core I contacted Utahans Against Common Core asking them for help and guidance in doing the same thing here in Idaho. Christel Swasey then contacted me and started the long process of helping me understand what I needed to start reading and what I needed to […]

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There’s Gold in Them Thar Schools

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Some things about a poor education can be compensated for at home. If a school is weak in teaching reading or math, parents can work on those subjects at home with their children.  But sometimes there are things that cannot be fixed at home. One of those things is the data mining and collection that […]

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Parent Opt-Out Form

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Often when material that parents might find objectionable is going to be discussed in class, a teacher will send home an opt out form for parents. Common Core could very easily be viewed by parents as just that, objectionable material.  Here is an opt out form to give to your children’s school.   CCSS Parent Opt […]

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A Mother Speaks Out: Children For Sale – Guest Post by Alyson Williams

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A Mother Speaks Out: Children For Sale – Guest Post by Alyson Williams

You will notice in her article this mother mentions a flyer being sent home.  Here in Idaho, or at least in the schools my children were attending, no such notice was given.  Almost everyone I have talked comments that a teacher mentioned it in passing this year.  Why did no one think to inform Idaho’s […]

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