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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Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing…when you were 13?

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I keep hearing how the U.S. has some of the lowest test scores in the world. I take issue with this statement. In the United States, we test every child. The new immigrant child who can hardly speak English – yep, she gets tested. The flunky who doesn’t have any desire to be in school […]

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What to do? What to do?

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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

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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

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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

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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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