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What to do? What to do?

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 27, 2013 1 Comment

I have received several emails lately from people asking me, “I just learned about Common Core.  I know it needs to be stopped, but what can I do?” They are asking me the same question I asked myself just a few months ago. I thought it might be a good idea to put out a […]

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A Common Core Agnostic Is Turned

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 26, 2013 0 Comments

I was vaguely aware of who Diane Ravitch was before Common Core, but honestly didn’t agree with much of what she had to say. But she has finally made up her mind about Common Core and she doesn’t like it. As mentioned in the article below she thinks it’s going to drive people to charter […]

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Problems with American Math Education

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 18, 2013 0 Comments

As you read about Common Core math standards you have to ask yourself, “What are they trying to do to our children?”  The new standards introduce algebraic thinking in Kindergarten – long before children are capable of abstract thinking – when they should be just beginning to memorize math facts. What a way to make […]

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Grizzley Bear Moms

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 16, 2013 0 Comments

Six months ago I’d never heard the names of Heather Crossin and Erin Tuttle. Today they are some of my heroes, and I’ve never even met them. When they learned about Common Core they studied it.  When they didn’t like what they found they weren’t afraid to tackle it head on. Don’t ever underestimate the […]

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The Accidental Blogger

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 14, 2013 3 Comments

I’ve never really wanted to run a website or be a blogger. I am a poor typist for a number of reasons; either there is a child in my lap or it’s too late at night – neither of which are very conducive to clear logical communication. But, last summer (2012) my sister drew my […]

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Video: Common Core Primer

Filed in Common Core News and Updates by on February 9, 2013 2 Comments
Video: Common Core Primer

Jane Robbins of American Principles Project offers a helpful five-part video primer to help you better understand why we are opposed to the Common Core.

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Idahoans For Local Education is Launched!

Filed in Idaho Education News by on February 9, 2013 2 Comments
Idahoans For Local Education is Launched!

Idahoans for Local Education is officially launched. Founded by Stephanie Zimmerman, I4LE exists to preserve our local sovereignty in education policy.

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