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Crayola’s Gone Bad

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 8, 2013 0 Comments

A few months ago I used an analogy with a red Crayola crayon to talk about the choice we had in curriculum.  At the time I wrote the post I apologized to Crayola saying that they had very nice crayons.  I’m here now to retract that apology, it seems that Crayola has jumped on the […]

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Jamie Gass on Common Core

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 7, 2013 0 Comments

Once again thank you to Austin Hill for tackling this humongous subject.  As usual, Austin’s not afraid to learn about a tough issue and then take it head on. And thank you to Jamie Gass from the Pioneer Institute for taking the time to briefly explain Common Core.

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Wyoming to Stop Common Core

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 31, 2013 0 Comments

This is from Christel Swasey’s website, (which is a great resource for all things Common Core.) Thanks Christel for letting me share this great and enviable news. This week Alisa and I spoke in Star Valley, Wyoming at the Afton Civic Center. The event was filmed and I’ll post it when receive it. What I […]

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This Is Your Child’s Brain on Common Core

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 28, 2013 0 Comments

It’s important to remember that Common Core is not curriculum, (not yet any way,) and Idaho can use any curriculum we want, (see previous post.)  But if a state has adopted a set of standards that are going to be assessed via high stakes testing  it only makes sense to use a  curriculum that aligns with that standard. Here […]

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Federal Involvement in Common Core

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 25, 2013 0 Comments

Idaho residents keep hearing how the federal government had no role in Common Core. With just a little research though, this claim can be found false. The following is a post from the Missouri Education Watchdog that helps refute what Idahoans are being told by our SDOE. Attendees at all the statewide Common Core DESE […]

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The Sky is not Falling. Guest Post by Walter Trudo

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 3, 2013 0 Comments

Many of you know that I was recently invited to a meeting to discuss concerns regarding the Common Core issues that have taken over our education system. I have been asked by several people about the details of this meeting and who was present. On April 23rd at 7 am at the request of Representative […]

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Prove us wrong!

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 27, 2013 4 Comments

Thursday night was the last of the public hearings for the Governor’s Education Task Force. The meeting was supposed to last two hours, but finally ended after two hours and 45 minutes. A lot of people had a lot to say.  The most common subject though was Common Core.  Many parents have done a lot […]

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A Settled Issue?

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 24, 2013

According to a blog in this mornings Idaho Statesman, the Governor’s Education Reform Task Force doesn’t want to talk about Common Core. It’s not even on their list of items to discuss according to Mr. Richert.  However I went back and found the website that I first learned about the task force meetings and found […]

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Better Things to Do

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 20, 2013 4 Comments

Lately I find myself feeling angry. Maybe righteously indignant is a more accurate term. Basically, my whole life I knew that I wanted to be a mother. You could have asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I would have answered, “A mother.” I wanted that for a number of […]

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Orlean Koehle’s Radio Interview

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Orlean Koehle’s Radio Interview

Thursday, April 11,  I did an interview on KID radio in Idaho Falls.  I appreciated the opportunity to talk about Common Core and the concerns that many parents have about it.  It seemed to me that Neal was a little skeptical about what I had to say. Thursday, April 18, as mentioned in a previous […]

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