Stop Common Core Illinois

1. Trademark of information: MCGRAW-HILL SCHOOL EDUCATION HOLDINGS LLC owns 271 trademarks (registered or pending) in the US federal trademark database for Common Core terms. Maybe people with more knowledge of trademarks can explain where Mcgraw/Hill is going with this and all the new textbooks that will be required.

Such concerns are held by others, including Christopher Koch,the state superintendent of education here in blue-state Illinois, Mr. Hultgren says. I think we have to figure this out.

The novel is taken straight from Common Cores Text Exemplars for ninth and tenth grades.  Although the exemplars are officially intended to be suggested readings, educrats take the suggestions literally.  They know that they have to prepare students for the national tests being rolled out in 2014/2015.

In their lawsuit, EPIC attorneys say the federal bureaucrats accomplished these monumental changes by re-defining key terms in the FERPA law, namely authorized representative, education program, and directory information.

Judges ruling in student privacy case will impact school data sharing and Common Core implementation

8. Invasion of privacy/student tracking

2. Involvement by Federal government: Question in Common Core web page FAQ Q: Does the federal government play a role in standards implementation? A: The federal government had no role in the development of the Common Core State Standards and will not have a role in their implementation. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that is not part of No Child Left Behind and adoption of the standards is in no way mandatory. My question: Giving money to help pay for the program is not a role? Very interesting logic is being used for their answer and Race to the Top funds.

2.Two Washington DC trade organizations:  The national Governors Association (NGA) and the Counsel of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) worked with education industry partners to write and trademark the new standards.

U.S. Department of Education officials say their FERPA changes are allowed under the language contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 commonly known as the stimulus bill and the America COMPETES Act of 2007.

Answer on who wrote from 

The novel has explicit descriptions of masturbation and intercourse, but Im too embarrassed to quote those.

In an interview, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Wheaton, said he learned enough after sponsoring a panel discussion on Common Core earlier in the week, featuring a debate between two proponents and two opponents.

The Education Department maintained the group has yet to show how a single one of its members now ces a greater risk of protected, personal information being released to the public, reports

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Barring a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the current version of the law, this waiver renewal process marks the last opportunity for the Obama administration to put its stamp on the ESEA and shape a future law.

2. Academic quality will diminish in many schools

Whats more, under a renewal, states and districts must improve the use of Title II funds for professional development, with a requirement that districts spend the money on evidence-based programs and link them to new college- and career-ready standards. (Importantly, evidence-based is not defined.)

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This association is for every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the ilure of our society to erase poverty and inequality through education, the organization says on its website and in e-mails to new members, asking others to join the alliance and fight back as well. BAT members refuse to accept assessments, tests and evaluations created and imposed by corporate driven entities that have contempt for authentic teaching and learning.

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3.Many on a panel of educators and business leaders refused to sign off on the final draft of the Common Core Learning Standards.

6. Centralization eliminates mechanisms of improvement: local accountability, choice, competition, and flexibility

Proponents of Common Core regularly claim that criticism of the standards, pushed on 45 state governments so r by the establishment and the Obama administration, has come mostly from the right. The BATs, though, while certainly a left-leaning organization as evidenced by the socialist fist in their logo (shown), have their own problems with Common Core and they are it known, loud and clear. While its members and leaders quoted in media reports say they, too, want to restore local control, the outrage goes much deeper.

Renewal applications will be accepted in three phases, beginning Jan. 2 and ending Feb. 21. The renewal applications will be judged internally, and not turned over to outside peer reviewers, department officials said on a press call today.

But Mr. Koch in ct is a big backer of Common Core and has no real concerns about it, says his spokesman, Matt Vanouver.

The Common Core opt-out form you may have seen was intended as a clever way to notify your school that you are not pleased with Common Core.

EPIC Administrative Law Counsel Khaliah Barnes tells EAGnews protecting students privacy is so important that the group plans to appeal any unvorable ruling.

My question: Who really controls this program? The one, who legally controls information, controls the outcome.

5. Loss of local control

want to bring this up for everyone as another question to ask when learning what is going on behind the iron curtain of the public schools.

Analysts say the group is set to have a major impact on the raging debate, and in an interview with The New American, BATs co-founder Dr. Mark Naison explained why. Already, in a period of a few months, the association has attracted some 26,000 BATs on its primary Facebook page. Headlines about the teachers and their opposition to the Common Core national education scheme have appeared from coast to coast. As the battle against the controversial standards heats up, the groups influence is expected to grow in tandem.

4. Testing/Assessments are flawed

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So r, 41 states, the District of Columbia, and a group of eight districts in California have flexibility waivers under NCLB. Thirty-five of them were approved in the first two rounds, which means their waivers expire at the end of the 2013-14 school year. These 35 will be the first to go through the renewal process.

They contend the new, expansive definitions will ultimately lead to troves of sensitive, nonacademic student data getting passed around to various third parties, including for-profit educational technology companies that could use the information to create learning software.

3. Outcome/Results: Overall thought that the teaching process doesnt change just because you increase the stStop Common Core Illinoisandards via a Top/Down approach versus a Bottom/Up. My question: Does ownership of the results come from Top/Down and do the ones who wrote the standards have a hidden agenda?

According to the association, its aim is to reduce or even eliminate the use of high-stakes testing while increasing teacher autonomy in the classroom. In a nutshell, that starts with killing Common Core. The BATs are also working to include teacher and mily voices in legislative decision- processes that affect students Core, it explains. To achieve its mission, the alliance says it will plan different actions each week where members can help out, as well as having state groups coordinate local rallies and events. Other activism will include phone calls, letter-writing campaigns, e-mails to officials, and more.

3. CCS will shape both curricula and assessments (i.e., tests)

Weve had enough. We are not your doormats. We are not your punching bags,new york asian escort model says Dr. Naison, one of the association founders and a professor at Fordham University with experience in public schools. We are some of the hardest working, most idealistic people in this country and we are not going to take it anymore. We are going to stand up for ourselves, and stand up for our students even if no organization really supports us. We are Badass. We are legion. And we will force the nation to hear our voice!

To get a two-year extension of their waivers, states must reaffirm their commitment to college- and career-ready standards and tests, and to implementing differentiated accountability systems that focus on closing achievement gaps, according to new state guidance issued today.

My daughter told me a story a few weeks ago about doing a research for one of her classes this past Spring.  (She was a freshman at the time).  She told me that it was particularly difficult to do since she had to use the common core approved search engine SIRS for 4 of her 6 sources as required by her teacher. I found this to be very troubling, as did she since she said it was almost impossible to support her point of view by being forced to use that search engine to do her research.

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Department of Education officials want schools to have the power to collect and share more student data to assist with implementation of new national Common Core learning standards.

By Michele McNeilTwo years after offering states waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Department of Education is expecting states to up the ante on teacher quality if they want another two years of flexibility.

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Student goalsAmid complaints that states must set annual measurable objectives, or AMOs, for schools and districts but do little to enforce them, the guidance seeks to boost the power of the AMO. States will need to spell out exactly what their plan is for intervening in schools where subgroups of at-risk students miss those AMOs (or graduation-rate targets). These AMOs often exist outside of a states regular school-grading or accountability systems.

Forget Google, Bing or Yahoo if your school is Common Core compliant, students in some school districts now need to use the CCSS approved search engine SIRS. It is designed by Proquest just for K-12. The Report Card has obtained an e-mail from a concerned mother who is concerned about the Federal Government controlling information sources. She is right to be concerned, and you will be concerned after you read the attached e-mail. You can visit SIRS by clicking the link in the e-mail. CCSS is looking more and more like Obamacare, new nasty surprises every day.

A suburban congressman says he has some real concerns about the new Common Core education standards being pushed by the federal government, and argues that a message to go slower is coming from more than hard-core conservatives.

by Mary Grabar,

The waiver renewal process seeks to beef up existing key areas as well:

Low-performing schoolsFederal officials are keenly interested in states and districts plans for long-term interventions in priority schools, which are in the bottom 5 percent for student performance.

As outrage continues to grow surrounding the unprecedented Common Core nationalization of K-12 education under the Obama administration particularly among Republicans, Tea Party groups, conservatives, and libertarians a new foe of the controversial scheme is attacking the federally backed standardization plan from all angles, including the political left. Known as the Badass Teacher Association, with members calling themselves BATs for short, the nationwide coalition of educators is working hard to defeat the agenda and they have been wildly successful thus r.

The opinions expressed in items posted on this site do not necessarily represent the opinion of Stop Common Core activists.

Supt. Koch has been active in the development of Common Core since the beginning, Mr. Vanouver said. While the program should indeed be led by the states, he added, Im not aware of (Mr. Koch) expressing any concerns about slowing it down.

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There certainly are some good aspects to Common Core, Mr. Hultgren said. The program largely was developed by former Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan, now the U.S. education secretary, and is designed to make sure kids all over the country are getting the instruction they need regardless of where they attend school.

However, the departments attorney primarily used the July hearing to argue that EPIC lacks the standing to sue over the privacy act changes.

A few notes, thoughts, and questions that may have answers:

However, he added, I just think theres too many questions now to fully implement the program. Standards are not necessarily bad. But I have concerns about testing and how it is driven, he said. Implementing the program could cost $200 million to $700 million over the next seven years nationally, he added. And the program will tend to shift education control from the local to the federal level, he said. Does this become national testing, away from local control?

On July 24, attorneys for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) argued before Judge Amy Berman Jackson that Education Department officials kicked the legs out from underneath the 1974 privacy law when they decided schools can release student information for non-academic purposes.

1. No prior research or testing of CCS to determine their efficacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. A month after appearing in a federal district court, privacy advocates are still awaiting a judges ruling as to whether or not the U.S. Department of Education overstepped its bounds in late 2011 by unilaterally altering the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), leaving parents and students with fewer privacy protections.

We want to be sure to provide states with the flexibility they need to continue to implement their reform efforts, said Deborah S. Delisle, the assistant secretary for the office of elementary and secondary education, in the call. But, she added, We want to ensure states continue to meet a high bar.

NOTE:  ESEA (a.k.a. No Child Left Behind) is the legislative tool that the Federal government uses to bride states to enact reforms such as Common Core.  No Child Left Behind is expired and we are coasting now.  Waiver to get out from under NCLB performance goals are being issued to states.  As part of this process, Arne Duncan is doubling down on shoving states into Common Core.

States getting a waiver renewal must also continue implementing new teacher-evaluation systems by the 2014-15 school yearbut the waiver renewals would take these requirements a step further. States must, by October 2015, use teacher-evaluation data to ensure that poor and minority students are not taught by ineffective teachers at a higher rate than their peers. This issue of teacher distribution is a very important one to civil rights groups.

In addition to the new requirements on teacher quality, the waivers wade rther into one other new territory: district-level accountability. The district-role in intervening in low-performing schools has been identified as a weakness in federal frameworks, and so the waiver renewal process requires states to develop a high-quality plan for holding districts accountable for their efforts in turning around struggling schools.

Mr. HultgrenCores bottom line: I respect what Indiana did in hitting the pause button and waiting for a year. Maybe we should wait a little longer.

7. Costly

1.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided the funding to write the new standards.

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Judges ruling in student privacy case will impact school data sharing and Common Core implementation.

I must admit that I would have been too embarrassed to teach Julia Alvarezs ually explicit novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, to the college students I have taught for over twenty years, much less to ninth- and tenth-graders, as many Georgia high school teachers have been instructed to do.

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We are in a time of massive data collection and inadequate oversight, Barnes says. Students and parents have no control over the information theyre required to give schools.

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EPIC attorneys also argued that federal officials went too r when they decided schools can release student records to non-governmental organizations without first getting parental consent, reports the Washington Post.

Some high school teachers also have a problem with its overtly feminist and leftist-leaning ideology. The men are portrayed as weak drunkards, continually cheating on their wives.

Problems with Common Core Standards (CCS) (details at above web link)

Standards and testsThe department wants to ensure states are on track with implementing college- and career-ready standards and assessments, including backup plans for states that may have dropped out of the Common Core State Standards or common-testing consortia.

For example, there is a drunken New Years celebration of the triumphant announcement.  Batista had fled!  Fidel, his brother Raul, and Ernesto they call Che had entered Havana and liberated the country. No indication in the novel that Fidel and Raul turned out to be tyrants, or Che a mass murderer.

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Judge Jackson seemed inclined to agree that EPIC lacks the legal right to challenge the FERPA changes, but that wont be known until she hands down her decision.



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